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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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Cool Ways to Beat the Heat by Ark Data Centres, 27th August 2015

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…

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Ark Data Centres help to power up Exponential-e’s growing Enterprise and Public Sector Offering by Ark Data Centres, 4th August 2015

Award-winning British Cloud and Network Provider, Exponential-e, has signed a seven-year contract with Ark Data Centres Limited. Ark will supply secure, energy efficient data centre space to power Exponential-e’s unique cloud services model which offers a secure layer 2 network that combines a superfast private Cloud with critical business applications.…

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Ark Data Centres’ Team ‘Raw Hide’ Rides Again Raising Vital Funds for Macmillan Cancer Support by Ark Data Centres, 4th August 2015

On Friday 14 August, 45 participants from Ark Data Centres and its partners (including Sweets, Norland Managed Services, Bladeroom, Vysiion and JCA) will ride over 90 miles in a single day to raise a critical £10,000 in aid of this year’s nominated charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. Departing from Ark’s offices…

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Ark Data Centres Joins Top 7% of Organisations across the UK with Investors in People Gold Standard Accreditation by Ark Data Centres, 1st August 2015

Ark Data Centres is honoured to announce that it has joined the very select group of organisations in the UK who have achieved the necessary levels of excellence to be awarded the elite Gold Standard approval from Investors in People (IIP). Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for…

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BT Signs Contract with Ark Data Centres by Ark Data Centres, 29th July 2015

BT has selected Ark Data Centres Limited as a new UK data centre supplier and is adding Ark’s sites in the south of England to its BT Compute portfolio to meet the growing demand for sustainable and compliant cloud-based services. Under the multi-year contract, BT will use Ark’s state-of-the-art data…

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