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Talking ‘bout the younger generation!

Xavier Plowright, Senior Analyst – Data Centre Transactions EMEA at JLL, won the Rising Stars Award at last year’s DC Awards. Here he outlines his career to date, shares his thoughts on the data centre industry (the good and the not so good!), with the focus very much on encouraging the younger generation to drive the industry forward - and to enter this year’s Rising Stars Award.

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Moving to a multicloud by design world – the smart choice

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.

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Data centres – time for a technology revolution?

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.

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Building a sustainable digital economy - setting the scene

Max Schulze, Founder of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, explains why the organisation is transforming into a global think tank, before discussing the current digital transformation landscape – the good, the bad and the ugly! As ever, he shares some great insights as to what needs to happen to ensure that sustainability is front and centre of the digital world.

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Expert Opinion Series - Episode 1 - DCS Talks to Centiel

In the first of a series of interviews with leading industry experts, David Bond, from our series sponsor company, Centiel, shares valuable thoughts on and insights into current data centre industry challenges and opportunities – with sustainability and skills very much the focus. He also reveals what keeps him busy away from the workplace.

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Lack of skills threatens data centre disruption

Mike Meyer, Managing Director, Portman Partners (Executive Search), provides some fascinating and expert insights as to why the data centre and wider digital infrastructure sectors are facing an imminent skills shortage, suggesting that innovative thinking and actions are required to address the situation before it becomes a significant bottleneck to ongoing digital transformation in both the business and consumer worlds.

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Looking under the covers at the ‘legacy problem’

Robert Reuben, Managing Director of Proceed Group, provides some fascinating insights into ‘the legacy problem’ – how many companies struggle to understand the various interdependencies of their existing IT infrastructure, applications and data, at a significant financial and operational cost to the business; and proving a potentially significant obstacle to upgrading and optimising their IT environment for the demands of the digital age. Robert explains that it doesn’t need to be this way!

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Talking hybrid security

Dirk Schrader, Field CISO (EMEA) and VP of Security Research at Netwrix, discusses the company’s recent Hybrid Security Trends report, which compared and contrasted on-prem security with security in the cloud – with the findings covering such topics as: security challenges, investment plans, the role of cyber insurance and the emergence of cyber resilience as a focus.

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Rising Stars within the Data Centre Industry

In this video, taken at Data Centre Transformation conference 2023, DCS talks to Rising Stars within the Data Centre Industry.

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Regional clouds gather in Europe?

Jurg van Vliet, CEO of Aknostic, discusses the emergence of regional clouds within Europe, based on open source software and Kubernetes in particular, as an alternative to the large public cloud offerings. Trial projects are in progress to demonstrate the economic, environmental and societal benefits that such regional clouds can provide.

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