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New Online Data Centre Training by Capitoline

Online Data Centre Training Capitoline is delighted to announce our much requested Online Data Centre Training Website. You can find our new training website at www.capitolinetraining.com. Learn How, When and Where you want to. Internationally recognised Certified Data Centre Courses written and delivered by Experts. Capitoline wrote the first data centre course in the world […]

At last, a fire regulation for cables inside a building – and that includes data centres

Building fires are regularly in the news, from the devastating tower block fire in London to the lesser publicised fires in data centres. I’m personally aware of at least 45 fires in data centres around the world over the last few years. The August 2016 fire at the Delta Airlines data centre in Atlanta is […]

European Data Hub and CBRE Achieve Europe’s first EN50600 Class 4e certification

European Data hub, among the largest Tier 4 data centres located in Luxembourg, has achieved certification to the EN50600 data centre infrastructure standard to its highest possible availability rating i.e. Class 4 for Building Construction, Power Distribution, Telecommunications Cabling Infrastructure and Class 4e for Environmental Control. This is believed to be the first instance of […]

Capitoline Launches Data Centre Health and Safety Plan

Good Health and Safety practices are required at all places of work and are written into the laws of every country. Data centres are no exception and indeed have some very particular H&S requirements. There are some general purpose safety standards that any organisation can use such as ISO 45001 Health and Safety requirements and […]

ING Belgium achieves TIA942 Data Centre Accreditation

ING Belgium has two data centres located in Brussels which have been recently audited by Capitoline to the latest TIA942 data centre standard and have been certified to the Rating system described in that standard. ING Belgium NV offers all customer segments, retail as well as private banking customers, small, medium-sized and large enterprises, a […]

TIA and Capitoline Announce Licensing Agreement

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, and Capitoline Ltd, a leading data center design, audit and training organization, today announced that they have entered into a licensing agreement that allows Capitoline to build and conduct international certified training courses for the ANSI/TIA-942, Telecommunications Infrastructure […]

Capitoline launches EN50600 data centre audit and certification service

Capitoline, the world’s leading provider of data centre audits and certification, has introduced an audit and certification service to the new EN50600 data centre standard. Capitoline is pleased to have launched the service with a major pan-European manufacturing company in the food and drink sector. EN 50600 Information technology. Data centre facilities and infrastructures EN50600 […]

Africa’s Premier Data Centre addresses growing demand for Colocation

MainOne, Nigeria’s leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, today announced the opening of its premier Tier 3 Lekki Data Center to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster Recovery Services. This purpose built facility, designed to international TIA 942 standards, will be managed under a […]

BICSI awards 33 CEC points to Capitoline training

Capitoline has been awarded the maximum number of BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for their three-day DCD Data Centre Design course and the new two-day DCOM Data Centre Operational management course . Course attendees will now receive 21 CEC points for the DCD course and 12 for the DCOM course to help maintain their professional […]

Capitoline launches new Single Point of Failure analysis

Businesses and other organisations depend upon the availability of a number of critical facilities, supplies and procedures to guarantee the availability of the service for which that enterprise exists to provide. The critical facilities can be divided into utilities such as high and low voltage electricity, hot, cold and process water and compressed air etc. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Capitoline nets more NHS data centre support contracts

Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust becomes the latest NHS department to adopt audit, design and training services from Capitoline. They are added to NHS Lothian, NHS Wales and Medway NHS Trust who have all become customers of Capitoline. Capitoline has audited the NHS data centre and computer room facilities to ensure compliance to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Capitoline appoints new reseller for Spain and Portugal

Capitoline LLP, the UK-based market leader in data centre design, auditing and training services, has appointed Data Structures SC, based in Madrid, to represent Capitoline’s range of data centre design, auditing and training services. Capitoline offers data centre auditing to TIA 942, BICSI and other standards and is a member of the new EN50600 standards […]

Capitoline consultant becomes BICSI DCDC Data Center Design Consultant

Capitoline consultant Matt Flowerday has achieved the status of BICSI DCDC Data Center Design Consultant. Matt is already a certified BICSI RCDD Registered Communications Distribution Designer and a BICSI Registered Telecommunications Project Manager. This qualification adds to Capitoline’s formidable armoury of data centre and electrical engineering qualifications from Europe and America. Capitoline’s training already qualifies […]

Audits of AMS-IX’ co-locations leads to new and renewed certifications

Capitoline, the leading independent specialist data centre auditor, and Internet Exchange AMS-IX have renewed the certifications for most of its data centres for the next two years. The audits of the data centres took place according to AMS-IX’ updated Data Centre Standard. Again certifications are assigned to Telecity, Global Switch, Equinix, EvoSwitch and Interxion. Only […]

Capitoline introduces EMC/RFI audits for data centres and the IT environment

There are two main reasons for conducting an electromagnetic and radio frequency survey or audit of a facility; [unordered_list style=”bullet”] To meet regulations and recommendations concerning the exposure of people to high levels of non-ionising radiation, better known as electromagnetic fields e.g. EU Directives on EMC exposure Ensure the reliable operation of information technology equipment […]

Capitoline introduces thermal imaging service

Capitoline has introduced a new thermal imaging service for computer rooms and data centres using state of the art forward looking infra red, FLIR, imaging techniques. Thermal imaging uses the infra-red light emitted from warm items to indicate their temperature in an easy to comprehend visual format. Thermal imaging, also known as thermography, is especially […]

Capitoline becomes EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres Endorser

Capitoline has become an endorser of the EU code of conduct for data centres reinforcing our approach to green and sustainable design for IT infrastructure. The Code of Conduct was created in response to increasing energy consumption in data centres and the need to reduce the related environmental, economic and energy supply security impacts. The […]

Failure Analysis Survey Reveals At Least One Major Data Centre Outage Per Month

To develop our data centre services to help our client to achieve better continuity of services in their data centres we decided a good place to start would be to try and analyse why data centres go wrong. Information on this has been published before but usually by manufacturers who have a specific interest in […]

Capitoline Director, Barry Elliott becomes Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer

Capitoline, an independent data centre design, audit and training company, is pleased to announce that founding Director Barry Elliott has been awarded the new Up Time Institute Accredited Tier Designer status. Capitoline thus becomes one of the few companies in the world to achieve this prestigious award. The UpTime Institute created a widely recognised measure […]

Capitoline Sponsor One Day Data Centre Seminars with IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology)

Capitoline are proud to announce that we are sponsoring a series of IET one day Data Centre Design Seminars to be held throughout the UK during 2010. Each seminar will focus on four major elements; [ordered_list style=”decimal”] The Data Centre Environment Cooling the Data Centre; The Biggest Energy Overhead Power Cabling [/ordered_list] The speaker at […]

Capitoline has been awarded the status of Low Carbon Consultants by CIBSE, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.

Capitoline has been awarded the status of Low Carbon Consultants by CIBSE, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. Low Carbon Consultant This government recognised accreditation means that Capitoline LLP now has the ability to design, or sign off other designs, to certify that buildings meet the Building Regulations Part L, Conservation of fuel and […]