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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

Kable Government Computing Exhibition and Conference

Tony Singleton OBE, Director, G-Cloud and Digital Commercial Programme, Government Digital Service 15th October 2015 Opening Keynote: Priorities for Digital Transformation Learn more

August 11, 2015 | Latest Events

Read More

Raw Hide 2015

 Raw Hide 2015 has been launched and will take place on Friday 14 August. A charity cycle ride by Ark employees and also enthusiasts from our partner network of some 94 miles between the two Ark campuses in Hampshire and Wiltshire.  Please click here to donate.

August 4, 2015 | Latest Events

Read More

Why Knowledge is Power

At Crown Hosting Data Centres we believe that knowledge is power. It’s the reason why we give all our public sector customers comprehensive infrastructure reporting on every aspect of their data centre operation. Delivered in a dashboard format, these monthly Management Information (MI) reports are packed with insights into the…

July 28, 2015 | Blog

Read More

The E-Factor

Ahead of a new report on the UK market, I was having a conversation with an analyst group very recently. They seemed keen to know about our data centre capacity and locations. My response was factual as you might expect, but I also explained to them, that in the modern…

July 15, 2015 | Blog

Read More

Now That’s Cool

As the UK finally starts to enjoy the summer with higher temperatures and higher humidity, how efficiently is your data centre being cooled? Ark that supply our data centres, has been deploying direct air cooled data centres for the last three years and it is interesting to see how they…

July 9, 2015 | Blog

Read More

Crown Hosting Data Centres: The Equaliser

There’s been a lot of publicity about how the Crown Hosting Data Centres service represents a pendulum shift for government that’s set to generate up to £105 million of savings to the public purse. But it’s also a momentous step forward in another sense. Because now any public sector organisation,…

July 1, 2015 | Blog

Read More