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New Dubai RTA data centre, designed by Capitoline, inaugurated

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently inaugurated its “state-of-the-art” Data Centre to support central IT services to government agencies and ensure continuity of service. Capitoline provided the initial high level design for this data centre and carried out peer reviews of the detailed design. The new data centre runs IT systems and Smart […]

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Capitoline Director, Matt Flowerday, becomes UpTime Institute Accredited Tier Designer

Capitoline consultant and founding Director, Matt Flowerday, becomes the latest Capitoline consultant to be awarded Accredited Tier Designer status from the Up Time Institute. The Uptime Institute tier scheme is an extension of long established critical systems engineering principles aimed at simplifying the categorisation of data centres with varying levels of resilient design. There are […]

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Capitoline review of data centre failures published

Capitoline LLP, the independent data centre consultancy, maintains a rolling four year statistical analysis of catastrophic data centre failures around the world and has just published the 2012 review to subscribing customers. 108 complete loss of service failures were analysed across all the continents. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the rise in serious fire events […]

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Capitoline introduces new data centre commissioning service

Using the practical experience derived by Capitoline from auditing, designing and commissioning computer rooms and data centres Capitoline LLP has launched a new on-site service to assist customers in the full commissioning and technical handover of a data centre. So many data centres are designed and built by unconnected companies that the essential process of […]

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Capitoline introduces Data Centre Expert to Africa

Capitoline LLP, a data centre engineering consultancy from the UK, and local partner KITS Technologies, based in Lagos, have commenced the roll out of industry leading data centre expert, DCE® certification qualification in Nigeria. The DCE® programme was the world’s first Data Centre facilities engineering training which started in 2005 and has been presented in […]

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Capitoline’s Data Centre Expert qualification accredited in UK Government’s QCF scheme

Capitoline’s Data Centre Design, DCD, and Data Centre Operational Management, DCOM, courses together make up the Data Centre Expert, DCE qualification. These have now been recognised as Approved Units within the UK government‘s approved Qualification and Credit Framework, or QCF. Qualifications and Credit Framework, QCF The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) contains vocational (or work-related) […]

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Capitoline recognised as an Approved Training Centre

Capitoline has been recognised as an Approved Training centre by OpenAwards in a scheme recognised by the British Government’s Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, Ofqual. OpenAwards expect centres to have robust Quality Assurance systems to support the award of qualifications and so this is a significant endorsement of Capitoline’s course development process and the […]

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TIA942:2012 released

At the beginning of August the long awaited data centre standard TIA942:2012 was released. Formally known as ANSI/TIA-942-A-2012 it contains some interesting changes. The TIA942 standard was originally published in 2005 and was the first data centre standard giving recommendations on facility design. It contains recommendations for many aspects of data centre design including a […]