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MTN Unveils Africa's First Concentrating Solar Cooling System

MTN has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by unveiling Africa’s first Concentrating Solar Cooling System that will power its energy-hungry data centres.

The mirrors follow the movement of the sun, based on the GPS location, orientation and the date and time. This information guides the system to track the sun to concentrate on the central absorber tube where heat is generated.

The system consists of 242 solar mirrors spread over  484 square metres. The mirrors track the sun to generate pressurised hot water, heated to 180 degrees Celsius. The hot water in turn powers an absorption chiller that produces chilled water circulated into the data centre for cooling of IT equipment.MTN-Solar-Panel-300x225

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Cloud Computing

It’s difficult for IT departments to plan their server and storage resources in advance, so most just buy more than they think they will really need.

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Iomart Group acquires Switch Media

Iomart Group a managed hosting and cloud computing services company, has bought domain name and hosting company in Liverpool as it continues to expand its hosting offering to the UK market.

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Far from the silver lining (cloud)

The Information Security Forum (ISF) has announced its predictions for the 10 most likely threat scenarios that organisations face in the future.

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Rules and regulations on the cloud

There are little in the way of formal standards governing cloud services, and especially, the way they categorise and store data.

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Platform as a service

“The capability provided to the consumer is to deploy onto the cloud infrastructure consumer-created or acquired applications, created using programming languages and tools supported by the provider,” according to NIST. This includes environments such as Microsoft’s Azure, or Salesforce’s Force.com.

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ScoLocate selects Keysource to double Edinburgh data centre

ScoLocate has teamed up with Keysource to double the size of Scotland’s largest purpose-built co-location facility as part of an £8 million investment.

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