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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.

We’re also bringing you two

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New Value Together: Making data centres more friendly to Earth

Data explosion has inevitably been triggered by digital transformation as more services go online, especially in the post COVID-19 era. Apparently, we are fully connected  from different devices on our side while we are reading news, playing games, or streaming videos. However, the importance of data centres is often overlooked.

Data centres serve as more than just data transfer hubs or service support platforms. It is indeed a critical infrastructure for the global digital economy, raising concerning of the increasing energy consumption.

According to the 2020 figures from Data Centre Knowledge, energy consumption of data centres is expected to triple over the next decade, compared to the current level of around 1% of global energy consumption.

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Energy consumption is a common concern

Greenpeace provided a similar prediction in 2019, saying that data centres in China will consume as much as 266.79 Terawatt hours (TWh) of energy by 2023, compared to

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Services Australia to introduce self-service kiosks and track wait times at service centres

Services Australia has announced plans to introduce self-service check-in kiosks and track wait times at its service centres in a bid to improve face-to-face citizen service delivery.

In issuing a request for tender (RFT), Services Australia said it is looking to select one or more service providers to provide an end-to-end solution that would comprise of software, hardware, implementation services, systems integration services, support services, and appropriate data management for the kiosks, for what it has dubbed will be a “transparent” wait times solution.

Read more: Services Australia’s proud achievements include answering the phone

Services Australia said the self-service kiosks will be placed at the entry of its service centres to allow customers who need to meet with staff to check themselves in for a pre-booked appointment or join a walk-in queue.

It outlined how the solution needs to be designed so that customers can be identified through either their

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