Data Centre

The case for a broad ecosystem of data centers in Asia

With the growing compute requirements and the increase in power consumption for the latest generation of hardware, is there space remaining for smaller or niche data centers?

We think that not all data centers have to be the same, and that even smaller facilities, or those located in the heart of the central business districts, offer distinctive value that allows them to thrive.

TALK: How to fit accelerating compute requirements and power densities into smaller spaces and older buildings?

Looking forward to presenting our compact inner city data center designs and delivery strategies at the 9th Annual Data Center Dynamics Converge event in Hong Kong this 15 November! Thank you Nick Parfitt from DCD for inviting us. The event will take place at The Mira Hong Kong and a PDF program can be downloaded at the following link:

TALK: How to fine-tune building design and delivery to achieve ultra-performance and nail your specific commercial outcome?

Looking forward to presenting our lessons learnt on the topic, and showcasing our Skinny Inner-City Data Centre Prototype in sunny Brisbane, for the first time and ahead of our upcoming Hong Kong presentation! Thank you Paul Stathis from BICSI South Pacific for inviting us to talk at the 2018 Conference. The event will take place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre this 9-10 October 2018, and a PDF program can be downloaded at the following link:

Technical Challenges of Expanding Edge Networks Closer to End-Users

There are four key principles that drive design and urbanism which also seem to apply to various data centre types.  The first is centralised versus decentralised power. Think of the powerful but centralised Roman Empire versus the smaller but rich and highly networked Greek Empire. Throughout history, it appears that mankind has continuously alternated between centralised and decentralised structures.

Why datacentres are migrating from the suburbs to the CBD

An increasing numbers of organisations’ Business Case are seeing merit in keeping some or all of their data and or computing closer to their CBD locations. They’re keen to take advantage of resources that, rather than being in some far-flung suburb, are actually within the CBD itself. The pendulum is now starting to swing the other way.