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Mark Pestridge, Executive Vice President & General Manager at Telehouse Europe, discusses the digital infrastructure connectivity challenges and requirements of UK IT decision makers, with particular reference to cyber threats, IoT and the edge, the skills shortage – all in a world where the data deluge shows no signs of stopping. Apologies that the high quality of the content is not always matched by high quality audio, but this video provides some great data centre insights, so do not be deterred!
Shareef Alshinnawi as VP of Strategic Accounts at Iceotope, explains the benefits of the company’s Precision Liquid Cooling solution - recently demonstrated with partner Etisalat at GITEX – with a particular focus on the telecoms sector, where reducing costs and sustainability are key drivers. Iceotope’s technology is also creating significant interest in the hyperscaler/cloud market, and is well-placed to meet the specific demands of the impending AI explosion.
Danny Quinn, MD of DataVita, explains how the company, working with Posetiv, examined the carbon intensity of Europe’s major data centre markets, highlighting how this carbon intensity could be massively reduced by moving data centres to greener energy locations.
Continuing our series of interviews with leading industry experts, David Watkins, from VIRTUS Data Centres, discusses some of the many challenges and opportunities facing his own organisation and the wider data centre industry over the coming months and years, with sustainability the major focus.
Ed Bissell, Sales Director, Stellium Data Centres, discusses the company’s recent OCP Ready Certification, bringing it many new opportunities to work with the Open Compute Project Foundation community. He explains what this means in terms of the data centre design itself, building on Stellium’s major focus on providing a highly connected, sustainable environment for customers.
Torbjørn Laursen, Inventor of Inergen, discusses the environmental and cost-saving benefits of the Inergen fire extinguishing system, and also explains how Fire Eater’s Inergen System offers several special advantages for data centre owners and operators.
Christina Mertens, Vice President of Business Development, EMEA, and Darren Watkins, Managing Director, both at VIRTUS Data Centres, discuss the company’s planned 300MW Wustermark Data Centre Campus - poised to become one of Germany's and Europe’s largest scale green data centre campuses and described as a ‘new benchmark for data centre capacity for Cloud and AI in Europe’.
Neil Potter, Business Development Manager for Electrical Systems and Solutions, Eaton, discusses the problems data centre owners and operators have when it comes to optimising the design, implementation, operation and retirement of their electrical infrastructure; and goes on to explain how the company’s recently launched xIntegra solution addresses these challenges by providing an holistic, integrated systems engineering approach to electrical systems design, hardware, software, services and the value chain lifecycle.
Steve Young, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Dell Technologies UK, discusses the complexities of digital transformation, focusing on the importance of avoiding multicloud by default by developing a multicloud by design strategy. Properly implemented, such a cloud smart approach should deliver the speed, flexibility and agility which are the hallmarks of today’s leading digital organisations.
Jad Jebara, President and CEO of Hyperview, discusses the hybrid infrastructure landscape in which all companies are working out how best to optimise the performance of their applications and, importantly, the infrastructure on which they run. He explains how Hyperview has ‘reinvented’ DCIM to provide a new level of insights and actions to those responsible for operating and managing data centre and wider IT enterprise infrastructure assets – whatever the mix of on-prem, colo, cloud and edge.
Max Schulze, Founder of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, shares his usual fascinating and thought-provoking insights, with the focus in this interview on the many ways in which data centres need to work towards sustainability objectives on the path to Net Zero. While progress is being made, Max believes that, all too often, the climate continues to play second fiddle to commercial concerns.
Gary Aitkenhead, Senior Vice President, EMEA IBX Operations at Equinix, discusses the company’s recently published 2022 Annual Sustainability Report, highlighting the near 100 percent use of renewable energy, optimising operating temperatures per ASHRAE’s updated recommendations, as well the technology innovations being trialled and/or implemented at various data centre locations across the world.
Coromatic, part of the E.ON group and the leading provider of robust critical infrastructure solutions to secure continuous power supply and data communication, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the leading colocation data center provider, Green Mountain. The two companies intend to design and build new sustainable data centers in the Nordic market.
One year on from the launch of Chat GPT, new data from Slack based on 10,000 global workers (including 1,000 the UK) reveals that UK companies believe there is greater urgency to adopt Generative AI at work than US companies - yet uptake remains cautious in both markets.
Datacentre operators and owners are facing a huge challenge when it comes to energy prices as despite the so called ‘energy crisis’ being over, many are still being charged more than double the normal cost for their next electricity contract. In this article Mark Callaway, Consultant at Noveus Energy, will look at the reasons why and also what companies can do to bring these costs down.