The use of cloud computing has exploded in recent history, and so has the rate of taking systems off the cloud. Why are so many companies repatriating, and should you be doing the same?

With 90% of companies using cloud, it’s an important modern skill to understand. We’ve put together an explanation for what the cloud is, without all of the technical language and with examples.

4D's COO, Steve Wright, gives his expert explanation on where UK power comes from, the cost of power and what makes a more efficient data centre.

With the rise of big data analytics, machine learning, and AI over the last few years, there has been an increasing demand for high-performance computing (HPC) within data centres

CRAC stands for Computer Room Air Conditioning, and refers to the cooling systems deployed in comms rooms and data centres - they are used to cool servers, which generate a lot of heat. CRAC is a catch-all term to refer to any cooling system used to cool servers, and they can vary greatly in design and the technologies they use.

UPS stands for Uninterruptible Power Supply, and it’s a system that sits in between your servers and the mains electricity. This blog explores the variety of UPS available. 

4D’s CEO, Jack Bedell-Pearce, gives his guide on the cost of colocation in our exclusive video.

As global use of the internet rises sharply each year, data centres might be the only way to keep this enormous industry energy efficient.

4D's CTO, David Barker, talks about the different data centre tier levels, what they cover and whether they're still relevant.

Big Data continues to be a hot topic for this year and beyond, with monthly Google searches for ‘big data’ alone estimated to be hundreds of thousands worldwide. Our latest in the 4D Awards series looks at the 6 Big Data blogs you should be reading in 2019 and beyond.