FLEXENCLOSURE REFLEXIONS

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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Trusted data will tip the balance between success and failure in 2015

19th January 2015

The wheels are turning ever faster in the ICT industry. For every year, there are new and often unexpected developments. As we face another eventful year, Flexenclosure CEO, David King, describes which developments had the biggest impact in 2014 and what we can expect from 2015. A year ago, when I was asked which trends…

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Looking Forward to a New Year

19th December 2013

The change from one year to the next is always a time for reflection – a chance to look back on what’s happened in the last 12 months, and to wonder what’s in store for the next. For Flexenclosure, 2013 has had a number of highlights. We continued to grow in Europe, Africa and Asia;…

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Diesel Maths Just Doesn’t Add Up

19th September 2013

Diesel is the fuel of Africa. Without it, the continent would grind to halt. So the constant chug of countless generators has become the familiar soundtrack to my many visits there. This set me thinking about just how much diesel is being consumed at telecom base station sites – so let’s do some quick ‘diesel…

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Green energy for mobile – the time is now

23rd July 2013

I have often wondered why mobile operators aren’t keener to adopt money saving green power solutions for their networks? After all, intelligent use of such solutions in developing markets can save operators up to 20% of their total cost mass, freeing up capital to expand their footprint and make the necessary investments to serve the…

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