Posts Tagged ‘data centre’

RMD targets growth with renewed focus on power protection

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

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RMD Ltd has announced that it is energetically aiming to double its turnover within three years by capitalising on its profitable power protection specialism.

Formerly known as RMD Power and Cooling, the business has also rebranded and launched a re-designed corporate identity and website to reflect its new strategic direction.

The Alloa-based company plans to drive growth through its core business – the supply, installation and maintenance of power protection systems. While it will continue to offer IT facility solutions it will no longer prioritise the large scale datacentre design and build projects which have been a key focus in recent years.

brightsolid Awarded Preferred Partner Certification in Dell PartnerDirect Channel Program

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016



Scottish cloud and data centre brightsolid, today announced that it has received Preferred Partner certification in Dell’s PartnerDirect program, meeting the necessary technical and sales training requirements.

As a Dell Preferred Partner with certifications in Cloud Services & Solutions, brightsolid has always maintained a close working relationship with Dell and excels in hardware, software and services knowledge that help eliminate IT complexity for customers and help create greater efficiencies.

Dell Storage technology has enabled brightsolid to deliver continued reductions in the cost of cloud services for its customers while reducing time spent on routine IT management and saving days in the deployment of the latest cloud technology.

RMD Power & Cooling appoints Gavin Maxwell as Managing Director

Monday, March 18th, 2013
Demand for datacentre power and cooling products expected to rise steadily over next few

RMD Power & Cooling has appointed Gavin Maxwell as its new Managing Director.
With more than 14 years experience with the company in a variety of roles including sales
manager, office manager and operations director, Maxwell has played a key role in the
development of RMD from a small electrical distributor to the UK’s leading independent
supplier of integrated power and cooling solutions for datacentres.
Maxwell takes over from outgoing MD and owner of RMD Power and Cooling, John
Smykala, who will continue to play a key leadership role in the company as Business
Development Director. As the market continues to expand, Smykala will now focus on
opening up new business opportunities for the rapidly growing company.
Gavin Maxwell says: “Thanks to John’s vision and hard work, I’m taking over a company
that’s in great shape with a bright future. Demand for our core products – power and cooling
systems – has increased steadily in recent years and all the indications suggest that this will
continue throughout the rest of this decade.
“Power outages and fluctuations are expected to increase in frequency over the next few
years so many more organisations and businesses of all sizes are looking at installing or
upgrading their own UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply). Likewise, we expect the cooling
side of our business to grow even further as companies continue to upgrade, consolidate or
merge their aging datacentre operations.
Maxwell continues: “I’ve gained an indepth overview of our business and our customers
over the past 14 years so feel confident taking on the role of MD. My aim is to keep the ship
steady, continue with the same vision that has brought us success to date and to keep up-
to-date with new technologies and solutions that can bring value to our customers. I enjoy
being customer-facing so I’ll be maintaining personal contact with our client base to ensure
that our products and services remain closely in tune with their business needs.”
RMD Power & Cooling is based in Alloa, Scotland.

Data Centre Power Efficiency Critical To Scotland’s Economic Future

Friday, March 1st, 2013
Half-day seminar in Edinburgh will focus on ‘future-proofing’ Scottish data centres against risingenergy costs and power outages.

Rising energy costs and the increasing prospect of regular power outages pose major threats to thehealth of Scotland’s data centres, including those of critical public sector organisations, according tothe organisers of Data Centre Scotland 2013.

A half-day seminar in Edinburgh on 6 March, the event will draw together Scotland’s data centreprofessionals for a series of keynote presentations and breakout sessions focused on providingstrategic insight and practical advice on how to make data centres of all sizes energy efficient.

Hosted by RMD Power and Cooling in partnership with ScotlandIS and APC by Schneider Electric, theseminar will provide expertise on how to create a 21st century data centre that is legally compliant,cost-effective and energy-efficient.

Gavin Maxwell, MD, RMD Power and Cooling, says: “As modern life becomes ever more dependenton data centres, energy consumption has become an increasingly important economic, social andpolitical issue for data centre professionals.”
“Powering the data centre has also become an environmental and corporate responsibility issue: Inrecent months alone, Microsoft has committed to go carbon neutral at its data centres, Facebookhas announced that it will only use renewable energy when building new data centres and Googlehas also pledged to move away from coal powered data centres.”

“Set against a backdrop of rising energy prices and the increasing prospect of regular power outagesin the future, it’s clear that those managing data centres in Scotland are facing a number of majorbusiness challenges. This event explores practical ways to reduce your carbon footprint whiledecreasing operating costs and securing your business critical systems.”

Keynote speakers include Chris Ingle of IDC, who’ll outline winning strategies for the data centre in2013 and beyond, and Phil Worms of Iomart, who’ll offer his first-hand perspective on the realityof data centres ‘going green’. Other speakers include Adeel Amin of RMD Power and Cooling,who’ll offer advice on optimising availability, capacity and energy efficiency through infrastructuremanagement, and Dushyantha Goonawardhane of APC by Schneider Electric, who’ll present on howto maximise data centre efficiency through the use of indirect evaporative cooling.

Data Centre Scotland 2013 takes place at the Apex Hotel, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, on Wednesday6th March 2013 (1:30pm – 7:00pm). Tickets cost £20 plus VAT for ScotlandIS members and £30 plusVAT for non members.

The seminar’s organisers and attendees will tweet about the event using the hashtag#DCScotland2013.

RMD launches new website designed by CIVIC

Thursday, February 11th, 2010


Power and cooling wizards RMD have launched a new website designed by Edinburgh’s most fabulous digital agency, CIVIC.

Have a peek here:

And get a feel of CIVIC’s work here:

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