Stories by Maurice Castro

Shedding light on 'lights out' data centres' hidden costs

A data centre brings together the best of light, cooling, power and telecommunications into one place, and by sharing the space with others you gain the benefits of buying only the amount that you need and often at a higher quality level than you could afford. However, there are some hidden costs.

Opinion: The IPv6 magic trick

A magician in a long black coat walks out on stage. A voice booms: “The great Mephisto will now saw his beautiful assistant in half”. The audience breathes in. The saw cuts through the box. The magician pushes the two halves of the box containing his assistant apart. The transition from internet protocol version four (IPv4) to version six (IPv6) is much like this magic act. The Web that was once one is now two.