With the rise of the cloud, the modern datacentre -- or datacenter -- is undergoing a metamorphosis as companies look to new technologies to help them squeeze the most out of their IT infrastructure. ZDNet has embarked on a year-long datacentre tour to get a handle on which vendors are making it big, which strategies companies are using to cut the costs of running their power-hungry datacentres and how the growth of cloud computing is shaking up the market.
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The Slough-based facility is preparing to expand as the company builds its UK cloud, adopts new cooling techniques and seeks to increase efficiency
BladeRoom's datacentre factory, located just east of the Welsh border, is where the company assembles, tests and calibrates its datacentre modules, which are shipped to companies around the world
Colt's London 3 facility houses its new modular datacentre, featuring a design that aims to cut deployment times, cost and energy usage. ZDNet UK took a look behind the scenes
A look at the numbers behind Colt's flagship facility for modular datacentres, London 3 in Welwyn Garden City, which features the company's own design
ZDNet UK has toured an oil industry 'megacentre' to see what types of demands this strenuous, computing-intensive industry places on its datacentres
ZDNet UK has visited the Petroleum Geo-Services datacentre and gathered specifications on the Weybridge location for future comparisons