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One day in life of a data center duty shift engineer

The duty shift service of the data center operations unit, as well as the customer service, is *the* main indicator by which the true quality of a data center is judged. And for a good reason: whether or not the…

A tour of IXcellerate data centre with FirstVDS

FirstVDS described the daily activities of the IXcellerate Moscow North campus in their blog on Habr . FirstVDS hosting provider, which has recently increased its presence in IXcellerate data centres, described its interaction with our data center as seen through the…

Smart Grid and how data centers can use it to improve energy efficiency

With the commentary from Sergey Vyshemirsky, IXcellerate CTO To date, the DC industry accounts for approximately 1-2% of global power consumption. This is a lot, and if forecasts are anything to go by, the appetites of data centres will keep…

Why more companies are moving their IT infrastructure to commercial DCs

ABB Group together with the Data Centre Dynamics (DCD) conducted a survey suggesting that a much larger percentage of corporate IT infrastructure facilities will be outsourced to commercial DCs by 2025. 69% of the surveyed  respondents believe that the share of…

Why ESG policies are important for the data center industry

With each passing year, the demand for green data centers and a more responsible approach to energy consumption becomes more significant. Compliance with ESG principles is becoming an increasingly frequent selection criterion by investors and customers. But what makes adoption…

Data centers and sustainable development

Over the next four years, data center capacity is expected to grow by 32.5% and exceed 32GW, which equals the total power needs of a country like Spain. Members of the data center industry have recently been investing in sustainability…

Analytics: cloud platforms in Russia in 2021

A joint study by EY and Yandex.Cloud teams of the Russian cloud platform market revealed that 32% of the respondents already use clouds, 37% are considering using and 31% said they do not plan to implement cloud platforms at all.…

Content Delivery Networks: trends of 2021

Content Delivery Network (CDN) providers are now more in demand than ever. The unmatched surge in popularity of streaming services, social networks and online gaming (in no small thanks to the global pandemic), has significantly increased the load on data…

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