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What we’ve been reading in the news this week - 17-21 August, 2015

What we’ve been reading in the news this week - 17-21 August, 2015

Date: 17th August 2015  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Industry News

Airedale Air Conditioning, Leeds, UK, August 2015

It’s been another busy week for us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and the web. Below we’ve highlighted some of the articles that have caught our eye.

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of August 14th - Aug 17 via @datacenter
For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.

Plans in for £480m Sheffield scheme - Aug 17 via @insideryorks
An outline planning application has been submitted for the proposed £480m Sheffield Retail Quarter following a public consultation attended by more than 3,000 people. The first shops are expected to open in 2019. 

AquaComms and Equinix collaborate on high capacity connection - Aug 17 via @datacentresnews
Global datacentre company Equinix has announced that it is working with Aqua Comms, a provider of scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions, on the deployment of its new transatlantic fibre optic system, America Europe Connect (AEConnect). 

John Lewis signs up for "significant" property deal at Enterprise Zone - Aug 18 via @BusinessDesk_YK
John Lewis is to move into Leeds' enterprise zone after signing a 20-year lease for a distribution hub that will open next year.

Can't stand the heat? How Central Europe's datacentres are coping with the hottest summer in centuries via @ZDNet
Despite being generally well-equipped to deal with atypical weather, technology companies in Central Europe have still faced discomfort and uncertainty during the current heatwave.

Samsung reveals 16TB SSD – ‘world’s largest’ storage drive for data centres - Aug 18 via @StackTime
Samsung has this week announced the release of its new 3D vertical-NAND flash memory chip, which it claims is the world’s highest capacity computer storage device.

Sungard adds two data halls in Adelaide - Aug 19 via @dcdnews
Australian company that facility manages and operates Adelaide based datacentre, Sungard Data Centre, in partnership with Web hosting company, Hostworks, has completed the build of two new data halls at the Kidman Park facility in Adelaide, South Australia.

BSRIA launches White Paper on bridging the skills gap - Aug 19 via @FMJToday

BSRIA is delighted to have launched its White Paper on ‘Bridging the Skills Gap’. The paper asked: ‘What does our industry need from Government to recruit new entrants, upskill the existing workforce and change the diversity of the workforce’?#

Refrigerants Market Expected to be over £13 billion by 2020 - Aug 20 via @ACRJournal
The market for fluorocarbon, inorganic, and hydrocarbon refrigerants is expected to reach £13 billion (US$21 billion) by 2020, according to market research company MarketsandMarkets in a new report.

Four lightning strikes hit Google datacenter - Aug 20 via @datacentresnews
Search engine giant Google saw one of its Belgian datacentres struck by lightning four times which the company says resulted in data been wiped from disks.

Output in the manufacturing sector increased in the three months to August - Aug 21 via @insideryorks
The CBI's Monthly Industrial Trends Survey found that order books were above normal at 21 per cent of companies.

Datum signs up to the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres - Aug 21 via @datacentresnews
Datum Datacentres, the Farnborough based provider of ultra-secure, high resilience colocation datacentres, has announced that it has been approved for the EU Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres.


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