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Jim Hart, CEO and Fay Visaya, Consultant, both at BCS, discuss the reasons behind the lack of women in the data centre industry at the current time and ways in which this inequality can be addressed - with both optimistic that the younger workforce generation is committed to creating a fully diverse workplace in the near future.
As i3 celebrates its 10th birthday, Ed Ansett, Founder & Chairman, reflects on some of the major changes he has witnessed in the data centre industry over the past 10 years, with sustainability looming large as the major, ongoing challenge. Ed believes that the industry has a major role to play in terms of helping to address the more general energy crisis being experienced in many countries, as it also seeks to make positive progress on the path to Net Zero.
Gregory Lebourg, Global Environment Director at OVHCloud, emphasises the company’s environmental leadership position as he explains its newly developed hybrid immersion cooling technology and also shares details of the soon to be released carbon calculator. Gregory believes that data centre operators and cloud providers who cannot demonstrate a comprehensive commitment to sustainability face a challenging future.
Max Schulze, CEO and Founder of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, discusses the importance of local and regional clouds as an alternative approach to the hyperscale model, suggesting that, in a world apparently obsessed with issues such as data sovereignty, time would be better spent understanding the importance of infrastructure ‘independence’.
Pankaj Sharma, Schneider Electric's Global Executive Vice President, Secure Power Division, considers the importance of reducing greenhouse gases as a measurable sustainability objective, alongside the need to reconsider some data centre fundamentals, as well as recognising the demands of the digital world.
Dominic Ward, CEO of Verne Global, provides some valuable in-depth insight into the sustainability challenges facing the data centre industry, acknowledging that more work needs to be done, not least when it comes to the standardisation of environmental reporting.
Pankaj Sharma, Schneider Electric's Global Executive Vice President, Secure Power Division, discusses the sustainability gap, with too many organisations talking up their environmental credentials, but failing to implement the necessary actions.
Steen Dalgas, Senior Cloud Economist, Nutanix, discusses the findings of a report the company recently sponsored, which examines the impact of data centre models on energy efficiency and carbon footprint. The good news is that there are plenty of innovation options available to deliver measurable benefits, not least the opportunity of hyperconverged infrastructure.
Andrew Slater, Practice Director - Cloud, at Node4, discusses the company’s recent Future of Hybrid Cloud report, which finds that the majority of end users are beginning to understand which workloads belong in the public cloud and which don’t. Alongside the development of this ‘traditional’ hybrid approach, Andy highlights the emergence of a new hybrid cloud model, with public cloud provider software being introduced into end users’ own IT environments.
Jim Hart, CEO of BCS, discusses the company’s Summer Report, which finds that the data centre industry continues to expand and innovate as it faces any number of challenges around sustainability, energy supplies and costs, skills shortage and supply chain volatility.
Owen Rogers, Uptime Institute Research Director for Cloud Computing, discusses the findings of his recent report – Public Cloud Costs versus Resiliency: Stateless Applications, which outlines the importance of cloud service resiliency as it can impact on application availability.
Aoife Foley, IEEE Senior Member and Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, provides valuable insight into a whole range of technology, social and political challenges and opportunities which are shaping the quest for Net Zero.
Robert Belgrave, CEO of Pax8 EMEA, shares his plans for the company, following a recent $185 million investment round - with ongoing geographical and technology solutions expansion very much on the agenda. Robert also provides some fascinating insights into the post-pandemic Channel and end user business worlds.