Datacentre Tour

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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By the numbers: Rackspace's UK cloud

The Slough-based datacentre is the cradle for the Rackspace's UK cloud and is currently being adapted to add further compute capacity and introduce free-air cooling to cut power use

June 3, 2011 by Jack Clark

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Inside a datacentre factory

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

April 30, 2011 by Jack Clark

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By the numbers: Colt datacentre

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

March 25, 2011 by Jack Clark

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Inside an oil industry datacentre

ZDNet UK has toured an oil industry 'megacentre' to see what types of demands this strenuous, computing-intensive industry places on its datacentres

February 28, 2011 by Jack Clark

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By the numbers: PGS datacentre

ZDNet UK has visited the Petroleum Geo-Services datacentre and gathered specifications on the Weybridge location for future comparisons

February 28, 2011 by Jack Clark

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