Climate Launchpad Update (Sorry)

Back in September we announced that we’d been selected to appear in the Climate Launchpad Finals, more information here, sadly we didn’t win the UK final, coming 4th overall.

We were very clear on our reasons to attend, as the mentoring and focus on pitching for investment funding would help the NDCA in determining our approach to this area.

So, since the competition ended we’ve been trying out some new ideas and honing our pitch decks ready for some serious action over the coming months.

We cant divulge (at present) what we’re up to but you will see more activity from us in the next 6 months.

October Update

Its been a bit quiet from us lately and there are good reasons for this, we’ve been working behind the scenes on various enabling work, more on that when we get news. However, we have a number of meetings scheduled and will update you all on progress via this site, our twitter NDCA_Birm and our linked in page.

November is always a fairly busy month of data centre people, and this year is no exception, so we’ll be attending the following events:

IM London 2nd November AM

UKDCIG 2nd November PM

BCS AGM 6th November Evening, you can register to attend on this link BCS DCSG AGM

DCD Zettastructure 7/8th November – I’ll be speaking on behalf of the EU-JRC on all things EUCOC, especially the EUCOC reporting form. You can register for this conference on this link HERE

There are 2 DCW events scheduled in November, the first is Paris, more info DCW Paris 2017 and the second in Frankfurt, more info DCW Frankfurt 2017 I’ll be conducting a CEEDA assessment in Frankfurt and if time permits will attend this event.

Lastly, I’ll be speaking and chairing panels at the Data Centre Ireland event in Dublin on the 21st/22nd November, more information and registration DC Ireland

If you’re planning to visit any of these events, please feel free to contact me on john.booth@nationaldcacademy.com to arrange a coffee or something stronger!

 

Climate Launchpad – We’re finalists!

Over the past few months the management team have been working on our submission for the Climate Launchpad competition and we received some great news this week, we’re in the final!

The final will take place at Innovation Birmingham on the 19th September 2017 where we will be in competition with 11 other organisations to win €5000 and the top 3 will be entered in to the European Final to possibly win another €20,000.

The European competition takes place in Cyprus in Mid October.

We’ll update you all on Tuesday evening as to how we got on.

More information on the competition can be found on http://climatelaunchpad.org/

NDCA proud to announce EUCOC Endorser status!

The National Data Centre Academy is pleased to announce that we have been granted EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres (Energy Efficiency) Endorser status.

Our technical training cell is in the process of being designed to provide practical training environment to transform a legacy site into one that adopts the full 150+ best practices of the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres (Energy Efficiency)

Please contact us on info@nationaldcacademy.com for more information or to book a site visit.

Soft Launch of National Data Centre Academy

The worlds first practical data centre training centre facility has been launched at the DC North event http://www.datacentresnorth.com/ on the 15th February at 12:45 by John Booth, our Technical Director.

The National Data Centre Academy, located in Birmingham, UK has a technical training facility including demonstration areas, break out rooms, classrooms and a fully functional practical data centre suite. The suite can be fitted out as per your requirements and can be used for power, cooling, energy efficiency, management or auditing training courses in a live environment.

The facility is available for training companies, data centre supply chain or any technical company seeking high quality training environments for product demonstrations, updates to technical staff etc

The tech cell is configured to provide 3 zones, the first a research and development zone, the second a technical training whitespace that can be configured to a training companies specific needs (in terms of power and cooling) and a demonstration zone. The research zone has been pre-booked by a leading university to research air and liquid cooling and the demonstration zone has two products from world leading liquid cooling compute organisations.

Please contact info@nationaldcacademy.com for more information, pricing and to arrange a site visit.

 

Hello world!

This is a holding page for the National Data Centre Academy.

The National Data Centre Academy will launch on the 15th February 2017 following the launch event at the DC North Event at Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club whilst we  http://www.datacentresnorth.com/2017-programme-day-two-room-two/

You can register for the event using this link http://www.datacentresnorth.com/registration/

In the meantime, you can contact us at info@nationaldcacademy.com for information.