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Good overview of why the UK power market is in such a state, and partly explains why no major DC builds have been announced here for some time http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21647796-greens-left-them-angry-consumers-right-them-power-play?fsrc=scn/fb/te/pe/ed/powerplay
AMONG the large problems inherited by the coalition was a monster in energy. Around a fifth of Britain’s electricity generation capacity, including a lot of...
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In at the deep end for our Digital Marketing and Product Manager​ http://www.romonet.com/blog/blogart107 #datacenter #modelitfirst
Finding a proper marketing job is not one of easiest tasks especially when you are very new to the market. After three interview stages I was lucky enough to be recruited by Romonet as their Digit...
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Fascinating article looks at how a DC that has had servers added to it in a piecemeal fashion can potentially be brought down by causing the IT workload to suddenly increase. We suggest you #modelitfirst http://thestack.com/data-center-power-attack-zhang-xu-haining-wang-200415
The best way to take down a data centre might be by working it until the circuit breakers trip, according to researchers from Virginia
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'It’s not enough for CFOs to just be audit folks anymore. They have to be drivers of innovation who are able to see technology not just as a cost center, but as a key driver of that innovation'​ - Big Data and the CFO http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffthomson/2015/04/16/how-big-data-is-changing-the-cfo-role/2/
As IMA found in its recently released 2014 Salary Survey, salaries remained stagnant or declined for accounting and finance professionals in traditional areas of responsibility, such as taxation and audit. The finance function is evolving and CFOs are expected to know more about the trends affecting businesses today, including big [...]
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Interesting news from Microsoft means that now enterprise customers have a real choice that isn't VMware or AWS when it comes to private clouds http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/05/your-own-personal-azure-microsofts-new-azure-stack-for-private-clouds/
New Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V previews to drop this week.
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Following the recent research which demonstrates that it is possible to bring a datacenter down by manipulating the IT loads (aka a 'Power Attack'), our CTO provides some advice on how to protect your facility from this threat http://www.romonet.com/blog/power%20attack #datacenter   #powerattack  
A recent research report has demonstrated that it is theoretically possible to bring down an entire data center by manipulating the servers to suddenly create a power surge. At first glance, this ...
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Our CTO is on the front cover of this month's DatacenterDynamics Magazine, while our CEO has an article on page 31. http://www.romonet.com/blog/blogart105
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The ideal goal for AWS is for every single function supported by enterprise data centers today to be offered by Amazon as a service delivered out of its data centers.​' - we predict tough times ahead for CIOs explaining to CFOs why they should keep their DCs - we recommend you #modelitfirst  http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/04/09/amazon-wants-to-replace-the-enterprise-data-center/
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Mining the future - how Minecraft could show us the way to educate our children - new blog by our CEO https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mining-future-zahl-limbuwala?trk=hp-feed-article-title
I recently returned from a two day technology conference in New York thinking about how to action the ‘Big Idea” I was lucky enough to stand up and present to the audience.The conference was the usual mix of technology vendors, consultants, experts and users brought together under one roof to show off their latest products and innovation. Spread throughout the two day ‘educational’ part of the conference program were a series of vendor sponsored,...
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Romonet is a UK privately held company, established in 2006 to help businesses run more efficient, more cost-effective data centers. We have a reputation for challenging established ways of thinking and a passion for making IT cost transparent, accountable and understood at the per service or activity level.

Our founders, Zahl Limbuwala and Liam Newcombe, are respected industry thought leaders who play significant roles in advising regulatory and policy-shaping bodies throughout the EU, USA, Asia and Japan. They recognised that the ability to accurately account for cost, energy, capacity and carbon on a granular, per service level was crucial in understanding and optimising data center performance – both now and in the future.

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