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7th June 2017

Modernising Justice 2017

With our Government moving towards the complete digitisation of its data, this year’s Modernising Justice conference has never been of more relevance to our industry.  That’s why on Thursday 8th June 2017, the Crown Hosting team is attending to hear…

17th March 2017

Crown Hosting Data Centres: Supporting the Public Sector’s digital evolution

A greater number of public sector organisations, including Central and Local Government, are now expected to switch their data centre requirements to the Crown Hosting Framework following the move from the Government Digital Service (GDS) to Crown Commercial Services (CCS).…

17th March 2016

Crown Hosting Data Centres 1 year on: service without compromise, delivering success at scale

In March 2015, the Crown Hosting Data Centres framework was formally added to the Digital Marketplace – and since then all central government departments, arm’s length bodies, the wider public sector and charities have been able to buy physical colocation…

8th February 2016

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…

3rd February 2016

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…

17th December 2015

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…

23rd November 2015

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,…

3rd November 2015

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…

21st October 2015

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,…

22nd September 2015

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…

2nd September 2015

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…

27th August 2015

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,…

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