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Data centre industry adapting well to business and technology challenges

Darren Watkins, Chief Revenue Officer at VIRTUS Data Centres, highlights the trends and topics commanding the attention of the data centre industry – with sustainability, flexibility, scalability, both megascale and edge facilities, connectivity and latency sensitivity and, last but by no means least, AI making for a busy year ahead.

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What does the future look like for UPS systems in a sustainable data centre industry?

Louis McGarry, Centiel’s Sales & Marketing Director, UK, discusses the future of UPS technology, taking as his starting point the company’s forward-looking, innovative StratusPower solution, going on to discuss wider sustainability opportunities around battery technology and fuel cells, peak shaving, and the circular economy.

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AI poses fresh challenges for the data centre industry

The opening of Legrand’s latest Experience Center in Reading, UK, last year is just one of many technology and corporate strategy developments focused on optimizing the company’s data centre products and services portfolio, as well as the overall customer experience. Paul Roberts, Product Specialist and MTDC Account Manager for Legrand Data Centre Solutions, talks to DCS.

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Digital technologies help to address the skills shortage

Mark Fenton, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Cadence, explains the ways in which digital twins, augmented and virtual reality and AI can help the data centre industry address the impending skills shortage as well as providing many operational benefits.

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Addressing the challenges of implementing AI-driven data centre infrastructure

Manja Thessin, AFL's Market Manager, explains how the AI revolution is driving change in data centre architecture, outlining the unique challenges these environments face in terms of cabling and connectivity as they integrate AI technologies as well as ways in which they can be addressed.

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Exploring the subtleties of sustainability

Speaking from the recent COP28 climate summit, David Craig, CEO at Iceotope, provides some fascinating, thoughtful insights into the sustainability challenges facing the data centre industry and the ways in which they need to be addressed.

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Connectivity crucial to beat the bottlenecks

Nicholas Cole, Enterprise and Data Centre Solutions Manager at EXFO, discusses the many challenges facing the data centre at the present time - more and more data, the impending AI explosion, ongoing cloud migrations, the edge and sustainability – which are placing ever more demands on the facilities themselves and, as importantly, the connectivity infrastructure both within and outside these buildings.

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Cyber resilience and sustainability drive the need for data centre innovation

Rajkumar Vijayarangakann, Lead, Network Design & DevOps, ManageEngine, discusses the growing importance of cyber resilience as a focus for the data centre, alongside the ongoing sustainability imperative. Against such a demanding and rapidly evolving background, Rajkumar believes that comprehensive, well developed and implemented ongoing data centre optimisation strategies have never been so important.

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Where there’s a way, there’s a will

Paolo Perani, Sustainability Manager for ABB Electrification Distribution Solutions, discusses electrification, decarbonisation and broader sustainability topics, with plenty of examples of how the company is working with its supply chain and customers, as well as internally, to ensure that the journey to NetZero is energised by the many digital and sustainable technology solutions being continuously developed by ABB.

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AI looms large over industry’s sustainability roadmap

Tate Cantrell, Chief Technology Officer at Verne Global, provides some brilliant insights into the data centre industry’s sustainability progress to date and the technology and strategic innovations which will make a difference into the future – warning that the sheer scale of the impending AI explosion could just cause a disruptive re-think of many stakeholders’ Net Zero plans.

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Hybrid cooling a future industry highlight

Gordon Johnson, Senior CFD Manager at Subzero Engineering, discusses the ways in which the industry is moving towards its sustainability objectives, with liquid cooling predicted to have an increasingly important role to play as part of a likely future hybrid cooling strategy.

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Time for some more meaningful metrics?

Jad Jebara, President and CEO of Hyperview, provides some brilliant insights as to how the data centre industry, prompted by the requirement for meaningful environmental reporting, can work towards a truly sustainable future by focusing on the metrics ‘that matter’.

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