The 10 biggest secrets of a state-of-the-art British datacentre

John E Dunn
John E Dunn

John E Dunn

John is one of the cofounders of Techworld, having previously edited several technology titles including Network World, Network Week and LAN Magazine.

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What is a datacentre? A simple definition is that they are like warehouses reimagined as secure refrigerators. But amidst the racks of servers running important software the real story is how they do their job without generating dangerous heat, consuming too much power and with enough backup to cope with power and connection outages. Datacentres are also changing. We took a look at UK’s latest facility built by brightsolid in Aberdeen.

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