Getting to the Cloud – One Step at a Time

As a public sector organisation, getting to the Cloud can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. For one thing, you’re faced with the task of having to transform legacy apps that currently are not suitable for cloud – perhaps because of data sovereignty issues or security concerns – into cloud-ready…

February 8, 2016 | Blog

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What’s Your Refresh Strategy?

Enterprises must adopt a nimbler and shorter-term approach to data centre upgrades, so they can respond faster to changing market trends. That was the hard hitting message delivered by Gartner at its recent Datacentre Infrastructure and Operations Management summit held in London. According to Gartner, five-year strategies don’t work anymore….

February 3, 2016 | Blog

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What will 2016 bring?

It’s been nine months since the launch of Crown Hosting Data Centres – and what an exciting time it has been. With new customers signed up, and increasing interest from all areas of the public sector, we are looking forward to what 2016 will bring. As in all other industries,…

December 17, 2015 | Blog

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Whitehall IT chiefs open up about challenges of going cloud-first in central government

Whitehall technology chiefs have opened up about the impact the UK government’s 2013 cloud-first mandate has had on the way they approach IT procurement. The measure was introduced in May 2013 to accelerate the adoption of cloud technologies in Whitehall, and – in turn – encourage more central government departments to use…

November 23, 2015 | Latest News

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SMEs and Government: Working Better Together

Small and medium-sized IT companies are powering the UK’s economic recovery, as our country fast becomes a ‘tech nation’. Research from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) reveals that companies in the SME IT sector enjoyed an average year-on-year revenue growth of 350% between 2010 and 2014. It is a trend…

November 3, 2015 | Blog

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Government IT Leaders Tackle IT Challenges at DCD Europe

In partnership with Crown Hosting Data Centres Limited, DCD Europe brings together UK IT government leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities of delivering and procuring IT services via shared data center facilities.  The newly-established Crown Hosting Data Centres Limited, a joint venture between Ark Data Centres Limited and the…

October 21, 2015 | Latest News

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Thinking about Chill Out Options?

Loitering at 2-4 kW rack densities is no longer an option for many of today’s CIO and CTOs. Even simple blade chassis can use 8kW and three of them in one rack can generate 24kW of heat. But ramping up to survive a +20 kW server rack design means upping…

September 22, 2015 | Blog

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Cool Ways to Beat the Heat

Recently, Computer Business Review magazine reviewed the top cooling trends in the data centre space. And that got me thinking. It sounds obvious, but if you’re looking for ways to cool down your data centre, then it makes sense to keep the future in mind. With IT upgrades happening every…

September 2, 2015 | Blog

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Never Stop Learning

I came across an interesting article the other day that discussed the advancement in data centre technologies, highlighting that the rapid pace of change has enabled those of us in the industry to learn a lot from what worked and, importantly, what did not. Information technology is an industry experiencing huge…

August 27, 2015 | Blog

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Central Government Business & Tech event

Transitioning to the Cloud – The New Frontier 30th September 2015 Tony Singleton OBE, Director, G-Cloud and Digital Commercial Programme, Government Digital Service Learn more

August 11, 2015 | Latest Events

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