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Exploring what makes data centres tick, from top to bottom || Data Centre Magazine

NORWICH, England, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Data Centre Magazine is the industry’s leading community and resource for executives and leaders in the data centre and cloud industries.

This month’s edition is all about managing data centres. From servers and networking hardware to facilities management and data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions, we’re exploring what makes data centres tick, from top to bottom. We’ll also be bringing you exclusive interviews with thought leaders from Serverfarm, Green Datacentre AG and DC Blox.

As enterprises around the world become increasingly digitalised, interconnected and agile, the value of eliminating silos in favour of more holistic approaches has become a widely recognised strategy. As the data centre industry shifts towards cloud and managed services, DCIM technology is enjoying a renaissance. This month, we explore the developing relationship between data centre operators and the new wave of DCIM solutions.

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Science Centre aims to break boundaries with new series of virtual and on-site events, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Young children will be able to discover world-changing science in a creative way when the Science Centre’s KidStop Steam Festival for Young Learners kicks off on Thursday (Oct 8).

The four-day event till Sunday (Oct 11) is aimed at children aged three to eight, and melds virtual and on-site events at KidsStop, the Children’s Science Centre.

Steam marries the four disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) with the arts so as to foster more holistic, multidisciplinary learning, said Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, chief executive of the Science Centre.

Virtual events include interactive storytelling and sing-along sessions, while on-site activities include a coding challenge for kids to create and protect their own moving bot, and activities around marine conservation.

An All-In “passport” for $38 per child ($5 for accompanying adults) lets children enjoy both online and on-site activities at the festival.

Steam Festival is the first

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Facebook to tap 1,200 rooftops to power Singapore data centre, operations

Facebook has inked a deal with Sunseap Group to tap solar energy that will power its data centre and operations in Singapore. Generated from solar panels to be placed atop 1,200 apartment blocks and 49 government buildings across the island, the power is estimated to reach 100 MegaWatt-peak (MWp) in capacity when fully completed in 2022. 



a boat sitting on the side of a building: Solar technology is one of the top picks for renewable energy sources in the future.


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Solar technology is one of the top picks for renewable energy sources in the future.


The agreement with local solar energy company Sunseap was touted to be the largest signed under a virtual power purchase agreement, according to a statement released Monday by Sunseap. Such agreements refer to contracts that outline a pre-agreed price at which the buyer will purchase a project’s renewable energy. This energy can be generated from a renewable energy project located away from a company’s premises, but co-located on the same grid. 

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thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada further strengthens its robust service platform with the addition of the International Technical Services Centre

  • The International Technical Services (ITS) Centre, formerly known as the Engineering Centre, will expand Canada’s capabilities to support and maintain equipment from other OEMs and third parties
  • The ITS addition will also increase training, board repair capabilities as well as add testing equipment and simulators
  • The multimillion-dollar investment in the ITS Centre caps off a big summer for thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada that included a key acquisition and corporate citizenship award

TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2020 /CNW/ — thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada has transformed its state-of-the-art Engineering Centre, located at 270 Finchdene Square in Scarborough, Ontario, into the International Technical Services (ITS) Centre to further support its ability to maintain and service competitor units.

thyssenkrupp Elevator Logo (PRNewsfoto/thyssenkrupp Elevator)

Since its inception 20 years ago, ITS has provided third-party maintenance support for elevators and escalators throughout the U.S. Now, that expertise and support is coming to Canada, further strengthening

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Fast-rotating stars at the centre of the Milky Way could have migrated from the outskirts of the galaxy

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In a research paper published by The Astrophysical Journal Letters, an international team of astrophysicists, including scientists from the University of Surrey, detail how they discovered a group of stars with different characteristics than their neighbors found in the Milky Way’s Nuclear Star Cluster (NSC).


The team used state-of-the-art high-resolution computer simulations to explain how this group of metal-poor and fast-rotating stars came to be located at the center of our galaxy.

Their calculations found that it is likely that this group of stars are leftovers from the migration of a massive star cluster that formed a few light-years away from the Milky Way’s center. Alternatively, while not as likely as the cluster scenario, the team also noted that the group of stars could possibly have originated from a dwarf galaxy located up to 320,000 light-years away from the galactic center.

All evidence points towards

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Fujitsu to expand Western Sydney data centre

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Fujitsu has announced the expansion of its Western Sydney data centre, increasing its initial capacity by 20 megawatts.

The first phase of expansion, called Western Sydney 2, will involve the addition of 4,500 square metres of technical area with the new data halls expected to be operational by March 2021.

Fujitsu said the expansion is part of a broader hyperscale expansion plan, with further phases at the Western Sydney data centre to add another 14,000 square metres and over 50 megawatts of increased power capacity.

This would bring the combined total capacity to 90MW at the Homebush Bay campus.

See also: Fujitsu teams up with Vault Systems to go after government cloud

“Fujitsu’s investment will deliver new levels of data centre resilience and control over their infrastructure for Fujitsu’s customers using dedicated halls,” the company said.

“Based on Fujitsu’s new standardised modular design, the Western Sydney data

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TUV Rheinland Joins Hands with Changzhou Tianning District People’s Government, CQC, and National NEV Technology Innovation Centre

CHANGZHOU, China, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On September 14, TUV Rheinland Group (“TUV Rheinland”), Changzhou Tianning District People’s Government, Beijing CQC Huanyu Technology Development Co., Ltd. (CQC Huanyu), an investment platform subordinate to the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC), and National New Energy Vehicle Smart Energy Equipment Innovation Centre (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. (“National NEV Technology Innovation Centre”) held a signing ceremony of cooperation agreement. TUV Rheinland, the CQC, and the National NEV Technology Innovation Centre will establish the National Innovation of Energy Testing Technology (China) Co., Ltd. (“Joint Venture”) in Changzhou. With the support of Tianning District People’s Government, the Joint Venture will be set up

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Garden centre Plantorama picks Agillic to accelerate data-driven and personalised marketing

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Plantorama, Denmark's largest garden centre offering plants, pets and interior design, has chosen to partner with marketing software company Agillic. Their new marketing automation software will enable them to unleash the next level of data-driven and personalised communication.
Plantorama, Denmark’s largest garden centre offering plants, pets and interior design, has chosen to partner with marketing software company Agillic. Their new marketing automation software will enable them to unleash the next level of data-driven and personalised communication.
Plantorama, Denmark’s largest garden centre offering plants, pets and interior design, has chosen to partner with marketing software company Agillic. Their new marketing automation software will enable them to unleash the next level of data-driven and personalised communication.

Press release, Copenhagen, 1 September 2020

Plantorama, Denmark’s largest garden centre offering plants, pets and interior design, has chosen to partner with marketing software company Agillic. Their new marketing automation software will enable them to unleash the next level of data-driven and personalised communication.

“Working with Agillic is a clear upgrade – we had reached a point where our former platform didn’t meet our needs. One of the reasons why we chose

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