FLEXENCLOSURE REFLEXIONS

Five Keys to ICT Project Success in Developing Nations

16th November 2015

With the data boom in parts of Asia and much of Africa continuing to grow exponentially, business opportunities in the ICT sector have never been more exciting.  However, they have probably never been more challenging either, and deployments that would be considered relatively straightforward in much of the western world face more onerous obstacles in the…

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Five Questions You Should Always Ask About PUE

28th October 2015

Developed by The Green Grid, PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) is a very useful metric for measuring the energy efficiency of a data centre.  PUE is simply calculated by dividing the overall power entering the facility by the power consumed by the IT load within it – the target being to get as close as possible…

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Three Ways to Use Solar Energy for Data Centres

19th August 2015

“Energy efficiency” is undoubtedly a watchword in the data centre industry.  Many ICT companies now have corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes focussed specifically on reducing their data centres’ carbon footprints and every data centre operator wants to be able to promote the fact that their data centre is green. Of course there are a number…

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Top Five Considerations for Successfully Deploying Data Centres in Emerging Markets

3rd August 2015

When traveling across sub-Saharan Africa, commodities that are essential for life – such as water and electricity – are often in very short supply.  But even in the remotest of villages you will regularly encounter plenty of people using mobile phones, and mobile cell towers are continuing to pop up all over the continent at…

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Why Standard Data Centre Designs Don’t Work

9th July 2015

Fast deployment time versus traditional brick and mortar facilities is one of the biggest advantages of prefabricated data centres.  Time can be saved in many areas of a project, however, when it comes to the actual initial design phase, it simply doesn’t pay to take shortcuts. One such shortcut used by many containerised data centre…

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The Five Key Questions to Ask When Designing
a New Data Centre

23rd June 2015

When considering what you need in a new data centre, it’s very easy to lose sight of the bigger picture and get caught up in the minutiae.  The resulting design can often end up being far from ideal, causing delays while it gets reworked or, worse still, significant long-term problems if it actually gets built. …

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Go Modular for Maximised Data Centre Agility

13th June 2015

The vast majority of today’s data centres have significantly underutilised power systems.  Why?  Because nobody wants to run short of power.  So when power systems are specified it’s often done on the assumption that the facility will ultimately have a full compliment of racks all running the power-hungriest equipment possible.  And then of course some…

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Flexenclosure selected as a finalist for the 2015 DCS Awards!

23rd March 2015

Flexenclosure has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 DCS Awards in the “Datacentre International Design/Build Supplier of the Year” category.

We have been shortlisted for our eCentre prefabricated data centre deployment for MTN Cote d’Ivoire, supporting MTN with critical infrastructure that will enable them to to roll out their vision of a “Bold new Digital World” for their customers and the people of Cote d’Ivoire.

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Do you trust your network power data?
(Part 2)

4th March 2015

In Part 1 of this article, we looked at monitoring, capturing and compiling data at telecom sites. Here we’ll be examining how data should best be analysed, reported and used to drive informed business decision-making.

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Do you trust your network power data?
(Part 1)

Are you in control of your business? Network energy costs can constitute up to 60% of operating expenses for towercos, yet many lack the tools they need to effectively control this significant and ever increasing cost. Until now…

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