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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A tour of Iceland's data centers

A tour of Iceland's data centers

Data centers provide the backbone for many tech services we take for granted, but what goes on behind those doors -- and why might firms including Apple and Google be interested in moving over?

published October 15, 2014 by

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Datacentres of the world: A photo tour

Datacentres of the world: A photo tour

Datacentres are the IT palaces that provide the backbone of our working lives. Take a tour of datacentres around the world, from the UK to Iceland to Texas, in this round-up of cutting-edge facilities.

published December 6, 2012 by

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Inside an Icelandic datacentre

Inside an Icelandic datacentre

ZDNet UK visited Iceland to see how a 100-percent renewable energy-powered free-cooled datacentre fared using Colt's modular design in Iceland's remote, chilly climate

published March 17, 2012 by

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Inside a datacentre factory

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

published April 30, 2011 by

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