High Levels of Connectivity Announced For London Gateway Data Centre

Unknown to the majority of the data centre community, London’s new Gateway Data Centre in London’s West Thurrock sits on top of a massive level of Internet connectivity.

The Thurrock area is thought by many in the industry to be provided only by four carriers: BT, KPN, Cable & Wireless (now Vodafone) and Colt Telecom. However, the new 50MVA Gateway data centre sits a mere 20 metres from Fujitsu’s Data Centre and their 6,000 km UK national fibre backbone.

The network gives direct connectivity through a diverse routed ‘figure of 8’ diverse network through Birmingham and Leicester to Manchester, Southport and Leeds. This ensures that direct low-latency access can be immediately available (subject to contracts) to some 400 Tier-1 and Tier-2 Carriers via London’s Telecity (Harbour Exchange), Telecity (London East) plus Global Switch (London East). The network also gives direct access to peering exchanges LINX and LoNAP plus easy connection to AMSIX and NLix. High levels of network security are also available with all Fujitsu routes being classified for either IL3 or IL2 and suitable for a variety of financial, government and military uses.

Announcing the connectivity research Charles Carden, a director of GVA Connect (the data centre specialist division of property agents GVA), said: “Not only are the connectivity options for the new Gateway data centre superb, we believe from our research that a number of further carriers are considering fibre digs into the area, which is earmarked to become the London East data centre hub, over the coming years. ”Diverse dark fibre routes are possible to The City of London, London’s financial centre, and estimated to have round-trip latency of just 0.19 to 0.2 milliseconds. The availability of BT, Colt, KPN and Cable & Wireless plus Fujitsu’s IL-3 and IL-2 secure IP transit network gives access to some 400 possible carriers and High Density Computing capabilities (thanks to the 50MVA power potential) mean that The Gateway Data Centre is now demonstrated to be one of the most capable sites currently available.”

The Gateway facility is located close to the M25 London Orbital motorway and with easy physical and electronic access to the UK’s financial centres in The City and London Docklands.”

Gateway Data Centre consists of a 2.3 hectare site designed to have 8,000 square metres (86,000 sq. ft.) of white space with a gross internal floor area of 19,500 square metres (210,000 sq. ft.). With up to 50MVA of power potentially available, the Gateway Data Centre is ideal for high density as well as normal density computing uses and is only a few kilometres away from the New York Stock Exchange’s disaster recovery and European Hub data centre in Basildon.

The new Gateway Data Centre already has all necessary planning permissions and is a secure site within an existing trading estate. It can be rapidly delivered as either: ‘Shell and Core’, ‘Powered Shell’, or it can be ‘Fully Fitted’ to customer requirements.
Full plans are available for the conversion of the existing building and these can be viewed by contacting Charles Carden at GVA Connect’s London Stratton Street office. Or visit www.gatewaydatacentre.co.uk

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Resultados do Censo Global de Data Center 2012

O Censo 2012 Global mostra que o investimento em data centers em todo o mundo cresceu 22% desde 2011, com um crescimento projetado de 14% em 2013.

DCD Intelligence publicou hoje a primeira das conclusões gerais do Censo Global DatacenterDynamics 2012 (http://turt.co/dcd16), o maior levantamento quantitativo do mundo da indústria de Data Centers.

As principais conclusões indicam que cresceu o investimento no setor, aumentando a demanda de energia em todo o mundo e um incremento significativo na adoção da terceirização, e em particular o uso de colocation.

Investimento global cresce até 22,1%

O censo indica nos resultados que o investimento total em Data Centers cresceu em cerca de US$ 86 billhões em todo o mundo em 2011 para US$ 105 billhões em 2012 – um aumento de 22,1%.

Nicola Hayes, diretora da DCD Intelligence diz: “Nossa previsão para 2013 mostra uma taxa de crescimento mais lenta, mas ainda muito saudável 14,5% acima dos níveis de 2012, com um investimento adicional de US$ 15 billhões

O maior aumento (22,5% a nível mundial) em investimentos 2011-2012 estão localizados na Gestão de Instalações e da área mecânica e elétrica, incluindo áreas como a distribuição de equipamentos eléctricos e comutação, UPS, geradores, refrigeração, equipamentos de segurança, sistemas de extinção de incêndios e de gestão de infra-estrutura de data center (aumento de 22,5% a nível mundial). Aumento de US $ 5 billhões de R $ 40 billhões para 49 billhões

As equipes de TI do setor (incluindo as equipes “ativas” como servidores, armazenamento, switches e roteadores) mostrou um crescimento mais lento, com 16,7% – de US$ 30 billhões a $ 35 billhões A projeção para 2013 é de um crescimento, mais lento.

Hayes disse: “Grande parte do crescimento do investimento no setor está sendo impulsionado pelo crescimento em mercados menos desenvolvidos – embora continuemos a ver o crescimento nos mercados maduros dos centros de dados na América do Norte e Europa Ocidental. Regiões como a Ásia Pacífico e América Latina são o que realmente conduzem os níveis de investimento em Data Centers em todo o mundo. “

A indústria de construção de Data Centers vai crescer acentuadamente em 2013

A tendência mundial de Data Centers “white space”  – a área em um Data Center que abriga equipamentos de TI – em todo o mundo cresceu a umm relativamente baixo 8,3% a partir de 24 milhões de metros quadrados para 26, embora o aumento maior será previsivelmente em 2013, com 19,2% e 31 milhões de metros quadrados.

Aumento significativo em outsourcing

Houve um aumento significativo na adoção da terceirização em todo o mundo – especialmente colocation – nos últimos 12 meses (até 31,3% a partir de US$ 16 bilhões para US $ 21 bilhões) e deverá continuar, com um aumento adicional de US $ 5 bilhões em 2013.

As razões para isso nas economias ocidentais incluem a necessidade nestes tempos econômicos difíceis para reduzir o CAPEX ea complexidade crescente no setor dos Data Centers..

No entanto, o crescimento mais rápido da terceirização ocorre na região da Ásia-Pacífico, onde o crescimento a grande escala de instalações compartilhadas no estado, está incentivando as empresas a terceirizar em vez de alugar ou comprar seu próprio espaço.

Comentando os resultados, Zahl Limbuwala, presidente do Grupo Especialista BCS Data Center (cujos 1400 membros representam fortemente todas as funções e facetas da indústria da engenharia, software ou na rama legal) disse: “Os resultados do Censo da Indústria DCD 2012 apoiam amplamente as tendências qualitativas que nossos membros têm visto no ano passado. “

“Os dados do Censo DCD apoiam o contínuo investimento que BCS está comprometida em tornar o setor através de iniciativas como o Prêmio CEEDA e qualificações em Data Centers

RESUMOS REGIONAIS

Ásia-Pacífico

Os resultados do censo global DatacenterDynamics ilustra a taxa que o data center de mercado está crescendo em Asia Pacific. O investimento total no setor é de até 24,2% 2011-2012 com a China apresentando o maior nível de crescimento na região. O censo preve que este crescimento continuará em 2013.

A região também apresenta o maior crescimento em termos de demanda de energia com um aumento de 48,6% ao longo dos últimos 12 meses em comparação com 5,3% de crescimento em requisitos de energia no mercado mais maduro da América do Norte. Nicola diz Hayes, diretor da DCD Inteligência “esses números refletem a construção significativa que ocorreu na região nos últimos 12 meses, como o mercado se move em direção a um nível mais maduro, destacando um problema potencial em termos de abastecimento de energia durante o próximos anos “.

América Latina

Resultados do censo global DatacenterDynamics demonstram que houve um crescimento significativo no setor de data center na América Latina nos últimos 12 meses, embora o mercado permanece fragmentado em toda a região. Investimento no setor cresceu 31,4%, de US $ 10.5 bilhões em 2011 para US $ 13,8 bilhões em 2012.

A maioria das instalações ainda pertencem ou estão operadas por usuários finais e em pequena escala, em termos de tamanho individual de data center. A região tem a menor porcentagem global de empresas de terceirização de operações de data center para um provedor de colocation, isto deverá aumentar ao longo dos próximos anos como o mercado amadurece, e mais instalações modernas de colocation entram em operação. Os requisitos de energia também estão crescendo na região, com um aumento de 41,2% nas exigências nos últimos 12 meses, e isto também é esperado para impulsionar a demanda por soluções de colocation e terceirização no setor.

América do Norte

Os resultados do censo global DatacenterDynamics mostram crescimento modesto no mercado norte-americano de data center, especialmente quando comparado a Ásia-Pacífico e América Latina. O investimento em data center na América do Norte cresceu 14% nos últimos 12 meses, um nível mais baixo do que o observado em anos anteriores. Nicola diz Hayes, diretor da DCD Inteligência “deve-se lembrar que este mercado é muito mais maduro do que outras regiões e para os níveis de crescimento será naturalmente menor do que nos mercados em desenvolvimento. Por exemplo, embora o investimento no mercado da América Latina cresceu 31,4% sobre o mesmo período do montante total investido é de R $ 13,8 bilhões em relação à América do Norte, onde o investimento ao longo dos últimos 12 meses está estimado em US $ clima 44.1bn. O ambiente econômico, teve um pequeno impacto em TI e em data center em particular com as empresas passando a serem mais cautelosas do que nos anos anteriores, em que diz respeito ao local onde os investimentos são feitos “.

Apesar da histeria da mídia muito sobre requisitos de energia no setor de data center, a demanda de energia na América do Norte, de fato, só cresceu 5,3%. Dados do Censo relativos ao consumo consciênte de energia, monitorização das emissões de carbono e monitoramento de energia global são também positivos na região mostrando um crescente compromisso de reduzir os custos de energia e abordar relações PUE elevados.

Europa

Apesar do toque condições econômicas em toda a região, o setor de data center continua a mostrando um crescimento constante em termos de níveis de investimento. Os resultados do censo global DatacenterDynamics mostram que o investimento em data center na Europa cresceu 13,6% no período 2011-2012, de US $ 40.5bn em 2011 para US $ 46bn em 2012. Embora este crescimento parece modesto em comparação com regiões como Ásia-Pacífico e América Latina (24,2% e 31,4%, respectivamente), é uma taxa de crescimento semelhante ao mercado centro maduro da América do Norte, a Europa ainda é responsável por uma alta proporção de total global de investimento (US$ 105bn ).

Data Centre Industry Still Robust Despite Tough Economic Conditions Says DatacenterDynamics Industry Census

Early indications from the DatacenterDynamics 2012 Global Industry Census show that the threat of global recession is having minimal impact on growth in the worldwide Data Centre Industry.

Full 2012 census results are due to be published in Q3/2012 and will provide the industry with robust information on the true affect of economic uncertainty is having on the industry on a regional and country by country basis.

Census research continues until the 27th July and any data centre professional yet to complete the survey can do so at http://turt.co/dcd12. DCD Intelligence is donating $5 to the international children’s’ charity UNICEF for every Census Survey completed.

With no signs of the general economic malaise ending anytime soon, some industry commentators have warned that the data centre industry should be prepared for a drastic slowdown in growth.

Nicola Hayes, managing director of DCD Intelligence, takes a different view.  “Whilst countries with highly developed data centre markets will almost certainly see lower growth figures than previously enjoyed, all indicators (including initial responses to the 2012 Industry Census) point to continued growth across the sector. This is particularly so in under-developed countries – as investors, technology companies and Governments in those areas continue in their efforts to ensure they stand a chance of competing in an IT enabled world.”

Hayes explained that data centres have become an integral part of the internet and IT infrastructure and growth in internet usage, rich media, cloud computing and Smartphone use all have had a positive effect on the data centre industry and its many supply industries.

Current figures for the number of internet users globally sit at around 2.11bn, more than doubled since 2007 (source: Internet world statistics) and this still only accounts for around 30% of the world’s population leaving wide room for further growth.

Forecasts generated from the results of the DataCentreDynamics Industry Census 2011 predicted a worldwide data centre growth rate of 7% from 2011 to 2012 with some less mature markets showing growth rates of up to 60%.

Hayes concludes “The early results from the 2012 Data Centre Industry census illustrate the fact that the overall health of the industry is remarkably robust.”

About the 2012 DatacenterDynamics Industry Census

The DataCenterDynamics 2012 Industry Census is the largest worldwide quantitative data centre survey.  Supported by Siemens, Cummins and the BCS the results of the census offer the most comprehensive analysis of issues and trends affecting the sector. By donating $5 for each completed questionnaire, DatacenterDynamics is also using the census as an instrument to raise funds for international children’s charity UNICEF. It is anticipated that this year a total of $40,000 will be raised.

About DatacenterDynamics

With offices in locations around the globe, 54 conferences in 37 countries and business intelligence and professional development offered on a worldwide scale, DataCenterDynamics is a truly global specialist provider of content to the Data Centre Industry.

 

 

 

 

 

DatacenterDynamics Launches 2012 Annual Global Data Centre Industry Census

DatacenterDynamics 2012 Census - George RockettSet to be the largest and most far-reaching global research study of the world data centre market, this year’s DatacenterDynamics Industry Census aims to obtain over 8000 responses from data centre professionals worldwide. This year’s annual survey is supported by key industry organisations Siemens, Cummins and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

DatacenterDynamics has committed to donating $5 for every completed survey to international childrens’ charity UNICEF.

Launching the 2012 international industry census, co-founder of DatacenterDynamics George Rockett said, “this provide the industry with the most comprehensive and statistically rigorous insight into the worldwide data centre marketplace.

“With the help of this year’s supporters Siemens, Cummins and BCS we are extending the reach this year and depth of the research this year and they will assist in its distribution and marketing.”

Data centre professionals can take the survey here: http://turt.co/dcd10

Continued Rockett, “By donating $5 per completed survey, we’re expecting to be able to donate $40,000 to the fantastic work of UNICEF in supporting children around the globe. The more data centre professionals who respond the greater that amount could be.”

Last year’s 2011 industry survey was well received by the industry and provided comprehensive and accurate information on the market, trends, issues and growth. Early indications are that the forecasts made from 2011 data are being borne out as 2012 unfolds.

The 2012 data centre industry census will significantly add to the already captured body of data and again provide statistically sound information on a global, regional and country by country levels.

Michael Garcea data centre leader at Cummins Power Generation commented, “the DatacenterDynamics 2012 census will provide a tremendously important snapshot and allow the industry to project forward with real insight.”

Senior vice president global solutions Dr Sascha Brozek at Siemens Building Automation added, “having a comprehensive worldwide overview of the data centre industry will give professionals invaluable information on new technologies and investment,”

Chris Wallace product manager for green IT at BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT agreed that, with the data centre sector being a key provider of the infrastructure for the IT industry, this census would help them in the delivery of knowledge to their members, “The 2012 DatacenterDynamics survey supports our mission of providing the industry with intelligence, professional certification and career paths,” he said.

Open to all data centre professionals you can take the survey here: http://turt.co/dcd10

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About DatacenterDynamics

With offices in locations around the globe, 54 conferences in 37 countries and business intelligence and professional development offered on a worldwide scale, DatacenterDynamics is a truly global specialist provider of content to the Data Centre Industry.

The Cannon Technologies T4 Events Series Helps To Build Better Data Centres

Because the data centre is at the heart of business operations, the roll call of stakeholders has grown, and now regularly includes C-level executives and Business Managers. To help organisations seeking to create, replace or improve their data centre infrastructure, Cannon Technologies is launching the Cannon T4 Event series at Data Centre World 2012. The series is firmly targeted at the growing diversity of disciplines involved in making critical data centre decisions, concerning amongst other things, cooling, power and security.

Reflecting that time is at a premium, plus the challenge of co-ordinating decision makers, Cannon are offering the choice of a two-hour session at either the beginning or the end of each day. The Cannon T4 Event series launches week commencing 5th March, and takes place in the Cannon T4 demonstration suite, situated near to London’s Canary Wharf. Further T4 Event dates will be released in due course and company specific events can be organised on request, and at a time to suit.

The first part of each session will provide an overview of the Cannon T4 Data Centre Solution, with a specific focus on the plug-and-play T4 Data Centre Management Software; Cannon says this is a crucial component for improving the efficiency of data centre management. The T4 Management software unlike its peers, does-it-all from one application with a single IP-address and creates a solid foundation for managing the operations of a Cannon T4 data centre.

The second session will addresses the organisations specific requirements through a range of possibilities, including context specific product demonstrations, for example the T4 cold aisle containment solution – Aisle Cocooning, questions and answers based on real world requirements and challenges, and remote data centre management.

The Cannon T4 demonstration suite in London is set up as a NOC (Network Operations Centre) allowing real time interaction with four remote data centres. This allows visitors to experience the Data Centre Management Software in action allowing them to read PDUs, control physical access in a row, cabinet or aisle, as well as the full range of tasks routinely performed by data centre managers.

Matthew Goulding of Cannon Technologies said, “With everyone focused on value, saving money and especially energy reduction, there is an overwhelming case for looking at Cannon T4 solutions. With achievable savings of 40% against some substantial expenditure, the stakes are high.”

The T4 Event days will unite the data centre and management team around their specific context, allowing a 360 degree view to be taken.

For More information visit: http://www.cannontech.co.uk/t4_events.html

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Impact of cabling choices on data centre sustainability: Lee Funnell speaks at Data Centre Alliance Conference

The central role played by network cabling in the overall efficiency and performance of the data centre was a key topic at the Data Centre Alliance’s international conference on ‘Sustainable Data Centre Design and Operation’, held at the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds.

On the first day of the conference Lee Funnell CTP spoke on behalf of infrastructure expert Siemon and delivered a paper entitled “Critical architecture choices and the dramatic impact of the physical layer on data centre performance”. In his session Funnell explained the significant effects that the choice of Layer 1 architecture can have on both power and cooling.  A range of physical layer systems for the data centre were discussed and their impact evaluated in terms of energy efficiency within the context of total performance.

Delivering a thought provoking talk on an often overlooked physical aspect of data centre provision, Funnell discussed the arguments surrounding the use of any-to-all, versus top-of-rack and end-of-row patching.  He gave guidance on the medium and long-term implications of these (and other architecture variant) choices, plus prompted discussion on the implications for modularity and flexibility.

Data centres now contribute roughly 25 per cent of the world’s total IT CO2 emissions, according to the Data Centre Alliance (DCA) and this is described as growing rapidly, presenting governments and companies with an energy supply problem. As the independent not-for-profit organisation, run by and for the data centre industry, the DCA has a critical role to play in prompting proactive consideration of sustainable approaches to data centre provision and operation.

The first Data Centre Alliance conference sought to provide data centre professionals with reliable, independent information and expert advice, delivered by the leading experts in the industry.  With a multi-disciplinary scope, this included infrastructure, site selection, investment planning and cost analysis, project management and capacity management.

In association with the DCA, the University of Leeds hosted the two day conference on June 21 and 22, 2011. Papers were delivered on all aspects of data centre design and operation, with a particular emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability.

 

About Siemon

Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the manufacture and innovation of high quality, high-performance copper and optical fibre network cabling solutions. With offices and partners throughout the world, Siemon offers a global service and has a reputation for delivering market leading performance with systems that maximise efficiency and return on investment.Siemon’s products include the most comprehensive suite of copper available, in both unshielded and shielded twisted-pair, for category 5e, category 6 (Class E), category 6A (Class EA) and category 7/7A (Class F/FA) standards performance.  The company’s optical fibre range includes both multimode and singlemode cabling systems.  In addition to cabling systems, the company has developed specific and specialised products for network provision in both enterprise and hosted data centre environments, often partnering with other global industry leaders in delivery of complete solutions for these markets.  With over 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-term commitment to its customers and the industry. www.siemon.com/uk  Follow Siemon on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/siemoncabling  Join Siemon on Facebook: http://www.siemon.com/go/facebook

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New Intel white paper added to Siemon data centre e-book: “10GBASE-T for broad 10Gigabit adoption in the data centre”

Siemon, a global leader in network infrastructure, has added a new Intel white paper to its data centre e-book. Entitled ‘10GBASE-T for broad 10Gigabit adoption in the data centre’, the new white paper was written by Intel’s Carl G Hansen with contributions from Siemon’s noted data centre expert, Carrie Higbie.  Covering key 10 Gigabit Ethernet drivers, current need and future adoption expectations, Intel’s paper lays out 10Gb/s cabling media and architecture options, including a comparative look at backwards compatibility, power consumption, latency and cost.

The new Intel content is incorporated into Siemon’s comprehensive and educational 71 page data centre e-book, entitled ‘Deploying, managing and securing an efficient physical infrastructure’. Developed in light of recent advances in data centre hosting options and high-speed infrastructure, the e-book provides an in-depth overview, designed to guide IT network professionals through critical data centre decisions. Infrastructure-related topics include actionable strategies, considerations and recommendations on cloud and co-location facilities, cooling best practices, point-to-point versus structured cabling, physical layer intelligence and more.

Topics in the data centre e-book now include:

  • Intel’s ‘10GBASE-T for broad 10Gigabit adoption in the data centre’
  • Strategies and considerations for cloud and co-location data centres facility owners and hosting providers
  • Strategies and considerations for cloud and co-location data centre tenants
  • Point-to-point versus structured cabling
  • Data centre cooling best practices
  • Intelligence at the physical layer
  • Benefits of screened and shielded cabling

Commenting on the update to the e-book, marketing manager, Graeme Stoker said, “This digital publication has proven to be extremely popular and is valued by all those working in data centre environments.  With the addition of Intel’s new white paper, the book is essential reading and contains the very latest insight regarding 10 Gigabit Ethernet from leading industry experts.  With thoughts and theories backed up by significant  detail and technical data, this is a key reference text for data centre professionals”.

To download Siemon’s ‘Deploying, managing and securing an efficient physical infrastructure’ e-book, including the new Intel paper, visit http://www.siemon.com/go/DC_Ebook  

About Siemon

Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the manufacture and innovation of high quality, high-performance copper and optical fibre network cabling solutions. With offices and partners throughout the world, Siemon offers a global service and has a reputation for delivering market leading performance with systems that maximise efficiency and return on investment.

Siemon’s products include the most comprehensive suite of copper available, in both unshielded and shielded twisted-pair, for category 5e, category 6 (Class E), category 6A (Class EA) and category 7/7A (Class F/FA) standards performance.  The company’s optical fibre range includes both multimode and singlemode cabling systems.  In addition to cabling systems, the company has developed specific and specialised products for network provision in both enterprise and hosted data centre environments, often partnering with other global industry leaders in delivery of complete solutions for these markets.  With over 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-term commitment to its customers and the industry.

www.siemon.com/uk  

Follow Siemon on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/siemoncabling  

Join Siemon on Facebook: http://www.siemon.com/go/facebook 

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