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SSE Enterprise Telecoms continues UK-wide expansion as it brings Ark Data Centres’ Spring Park on-net by Ark Data Centres, 4th May 2017

SSE Enterprise Telecoms – the UK’s leading provider of network infrastructure services, and part of the SSE Group – have announced the addition of two new facilities to its expanding UK fibre network: Ark Data Centres’ Spring Park and iomart Glasgow. Both data centres benefit from diverse routes and will…

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A Data Centre Is No Longer A Business Resource – It Is The Business by Ark Data Centres, 10th April 2017

The 90’s was consumed with the launch and evolution of new technologies. For the average business owner, it was a time to learn about IT and how it could enhance the way you run your business. The 21st century, however, is playing an entirely different ball game. Today, IT in…

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Modern Day Companies Need To Be Prepared For Crises – Just Like Ark by Ark Data Centres, 5th April 2017

If a crisis strikes your business, are you prepared for how to handle it? This is a fundamental question relating to the modern day commercial world. Another, perhaps more pertinent question, might be: If a crisis strikes a business which is integral to your own, is there a plan in…

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Cloud Expansion Needs First Class Data Centres by Ark Data Centres, 21st December 2016

The importance of the relationship between data centres and the Cloud has been underlined with the announcement that IBM – with the help of Ark Data Centres – is to expand its Cloud-based services in the UK. IBM will be tripling its data centre provision from two to six data-centres…

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The Tesco Bank cyber-attack and data centres by Ark Data Centres, 22nd November 2016

The data breach which saw some 20,000 Tesco Bank accounts exposed, once again shone a light on cybercrime and the need for constant developments in security. The bank acted quickly to pay back plundered funds, and top-level investigations are underway to identify from who and where the attack originated. Around…

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Why It’s Cool To Be Kind by Ark Data Centres, 31st October 2016

Our interconnected world and the technology we rely on is becoming ever more complex, as intelligent connected devices produce data at unprecedented volumes. The U.S. technology research company Gartner estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will have 26 billion units installed by 2020, with IoT product and service suppliers…

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Ark are on the move for Sport Relief – cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats. by Ark Data Centres, 10th March 2016

Without actually leaving our campus sites at Corsham and Farnborough, the Ark Team will be pedalling together, through the night, to make the 847 mile distance in 24 hours.  This virtual journey will see us working in relay on two static bikes at each campus needing to average, collectively, over…

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What’s Your Refresh Strategy? by Ark Data Centres, 3rd February 2016

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. Thanks…

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Looking ahead: Trends for 2016 by Ark Data Centres, 22nd December 2015

As we approach the end of the year, there’s always a moment where we pause, reflect on recent developments, and try to predict what the next 12 months may have in store for us – as well as the industry as a whole. Someone asked me recently, what will be…

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Government IT leaders tackle IT challenges at DCD Europe by Ark Data Centres, 21st October 2015

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…

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Chill Out Options by Ark Data Centres, 27th August 2015

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…

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Never Stop Learning by Ark Data Centres, 27th August 2015

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…

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