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Max Schulze, Founder of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, explains why the organisation is transforming into a global think tank, before discussing the current digital transformation landscape – the good, the bad and the ugly! As ever, he shares some great insights as to what needs to happen to ensure that sustainability is front and centre of the digital world.
In the first of a series of interviews with leading industry experts, David Bond, from our series sponsor company, Centiel, shares valuable thoughts on and insights into current data centre industry challenges and opportunities – with sustainability and skills very much the focus. He also reveals what keeps him busy away from the workplace.
Mike Meyer, Managing Director, Portman Partners (Executive Search), provides some fascinating and expert insights as to why the data centre and wider digital infrastructure sectors are facing an imminent skills shortage, suggesting that innovative thinking and actions are required to address the situation before it becomes a significant bottleneck to ongoing digital transformation in both the business and consumer worlds.
Robert Reuben, Managing Director of Proceed Group, provides some fascinating insights into ‘the legacy problem’ – how many companies struggle to understand the various interdependencies of their existing IT infrastructure, applications and data, at a significant financial and operational cost to the business; and proving a potentially significant obstacle to upgrading and optimising their IT environment for the demands of the digital age. Robert explains that it doesn’t need to be this way!
Dirk Schrader, Field CISO (EMEA) and VP of Security Research at Netwrix, discusses the company’s recent Hybrid Security Trends report, which compared and contrasted on-prem security with security in the cloud – with the findings covering such topics as: security challenges, investment plans, the role of cyber insurance and the emergence of cyber resilience as a focus.
Jurg van Vliet, CEO of Aknostic, discusses the emergence of regional clouds within Europe, based on open source software and Kubernetes in particular, as an alternative to the large public cloud offerings. Trial projects are in progress to demonstrate the economic, environmental and societal benefits that such regional clouds can provide.
Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cables operators in the region, has launched its new WeConnect ecosystem, providing agile access to Egypt’s extensive subsea cable infrastructure. WeConnect enables users to mix and match connectivity between subsea cable systems in the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea using an open and neutral model.