The DDI Podcast aims to challenge the misconceptions of the data centre and digital infrastructure sectors, sharing the stories of the people and the businesses transforming life as we know it through tech.
Portman Partners, the global executive search business serving the digital infrastructure sector, has appointed Tony Day as an associate to provide further industry knowledge in helping the search team in identifying the potential senior leadership candidates for the industry’s investors, operators, construction firms, OEMs and technology firms.
LCL Data Centers, the operator of five independent data centers in Belgium, has commissioned a new 13.5 MVA standby power solution at its LCL Brussels-West data center in Aalst that operates exclusively on 100% hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel. It is the first data center in the nation to use biofuels for standby power operation.
Further to its June 28th Annual General Meeting (AGM), the European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) has announced the unanimous election of three new members to its Board of Directors. Accordingly, the EUDCA proudly welcomes Géraldine Camara of France Datacenter, Marie Chabanon of Data4, and Matthew Winter from Global Switch, with full confidence in their commitment and expertise to help the EUDCA to fulfill its mission as the voice of Europe’s data centre industry.
Allison Ward, Senior Sustainable Materials Engineer at Dell Technologies, explains how the company balances the priorities of the circular economy alongside ensuring that sustainable materials innovation doesn’t come at a performance cost. She shares some brilliant insights as to the work Dell is doing around sustainability innovation, both internally and working with its supply chain, strategic partners and, importantly, customers.
Sergio Afonso, Sales Director at NKA Tech, discusses the innovative @RACK Mobile Data Destruction System - which recently won the DCS Awards’ Data Centre ICT Security Innovation Award - explaining the many advantages it offers over the existing alternatives. He also shares some exciting future plans in terms of expanding both the @RACK portfolio and market coverage.
Martin James, VP EMEA at Aerospike, discusses the importance of application modernisation, efficient software and IT consolidation – all of which should mean the need for less databases, but with richer feature sets. He outlines both the pitfalls of holding onto legacy applications and systems and the benefits of modernisation and consolidation, with Aerospike well positioned to help customers with the attendant data management challenges and opportunities.
Dr. J Metz, Chair, SNIA Board of Directors and Cameron T. Brett, STA Forum Board of Directors, discuss the formation of the SNIA SCSI Trade Association (STA) Forum and share their thoughts as to what this positive development means for the storage industry (vendors and end users alike) into the future, as well as highlighting the challenges and opportunities facing the sector in the rapidly evolving technology space.