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AI could ‘make or break’ the data centre industry

Jim Hart, BCS CEO, provides some brilliant insights into the sustainability, skills and supply chain challenges facing the data centre industry, and that’s before the AI explosion promises to redefine the rules completely! As ever, Jim brings some much needed wisdom to a discussion of the legislation, technology innovation, and choice of data centre location which will likely frame the industry’s future success.

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Making the magic happen

Doug Loewe, CEO, Kao Data, outlines the company’s strengths which attracted him to join the colo at the start of this year, and shares his vision for the future – with new locations in mainland Europe part of an ACE (AI, Cloud and Enterprise) plan. Doug also offers some great insights as to how the data centre industry in general is responding to the challenges and opportunities of providing a mission-critical foundation for today’s sustainable, digital world.

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Substantial re-think required for data centre design and build

Andrew Fettes-Brown, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Global Board Director, Head of Data Centres at RLB UK and Europe, outlines the results of the company’s recent research, the results of which suggest that the way in which future data centres are designed and built must be substantially rethought to accommodate supply chain constraints and sustainability measures.

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Greener data centres set to take centre stage

Leah Goldfarb, Environmental Impact Officer at Platform.sh, explains the importance of being able to identify truly green data centres as organisation’s develop their own sustainability objectives and also look to meet their regulatory reporting requirements – with the new EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) set to have a major impact.

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Vertiv finds opportunities in responding to industry challenges

Sam Bainborough, Director, Strategic Segment Colocation & Hyperscale at Vertiv, discusses recent developments at the company, including expansion plans, liquid cooling, modular timber construction and energy storage innovations, as well as sharing his thoughts on some of the key challenges in the year ahead, with AI, sustainability and flexibility taking centre stage.

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Understanding the science of sustainability

Anthea van Scherpenzeel, Senior Sustainability Manager at Colt Data Centre Services, discusses the ways in which data centre owners/operators can make demonstrable progress on the road to Net Zero – with a commitment to science-based targets, improved and increased monitoring and management data points and transparency seen as key components of a successful sustainability strategy.

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AI creates unprecedented data centre demand

Daniel Thorpe, Associate Director, Data Centre Research Lead, JLL, discusses the company’s ‘Data Centres 2024 Global Outlook Report’, which explores how data centers need to be designed, operated and sourced to meet the evolving needs of the global economy. AI, power challenges, sustainable energy and data centre locations are the main topics covered.

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The digital infrastructure sector needs to invest and innovate to meet demand

Jacqueline Davis, Research Analyst for Uptime Intelligence, discusses the organisation’s recently published "Five data center predictions for 2024" - AI and liquid cooling are both set to have an impact, but not at the scale anticipated, sustainability accountability has arrived, data centre software will get smarter, and there’s a growing trend for the building out of hyperscale campuses.

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AI, data sovereignty and location drive the data centre agenda

Zahl Limbuwala, Operating Partner, DTCP, provides some brilliant insights into the challenges facing the data centre industry in 2024 and beyond – with his thoughts on AI, data sovereignty, data centre location, legislation and sustainability combined into a compelling narrative of the likely future direction of the sector.

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