Our General Manager Leo Craig explains what the growing impact of the internet means for data centre infrastructure.
Online interactions dominate our day-to-day lives. Whether it’s browsing social media or using the internet to shop or bank online. We can remotely control heating, lighting, and appliances in our homes, even when we’re not there.
In a data-driven age run from our laptops, tablets, and mobile phones, one thing is certain. We’re producing more data than ever before… And these demands will keep growing in years to come.
Leo Craig, Riello UPS General Manager, talks to Business Reporter, a specialist section distributed with the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, and City AM news publications, about what the implications of this are for data centres.
“Organisations like Amazon, Apple and eBay and other large businesses have their own data centres, while other organisations will share purpose-built data centres.
“One thing is for sure, we will continue to see data centres grow in number in line with our ever-increasing need for data.”
– Leo Craig, Riello UPS General Manager
Of course, no data centre can operate without clean and consistent power. So Leo goes on to explain the essential role of the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in data centre infrastructure.
Flexibility, Efficiency, Availability – The Data Centre Of The Future
A UPS helps data centre operations meet all these pressing objectives. The rise of modular UPS such as Riello UPS’s Multi Power offers simple scalability while needing less floor space.
Advances in technology also mean UPSs waste far less electricity thanks to improved energy efficiency. But none of these benefits undermines an uninterruptible power supply’s primary role of promoting uptime and minimising power disruption.
“A UPS can protect hardware such as computers, data centres, telecommunication equipment or other electrical equipment in the event of an unexpected power disruption.
“The UPS lies at the heart of the data centre and keeps not just the servers but the actual infrastructure in the building ticking over as well.”
– Leo Craig
Read the full interview about the future of data centre infrastructure at the Business Reporter website