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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.
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’.
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.
Gisli Kr., Chief Sales Officer at AtNorth. discusses the carbon footprint AI explosion, suggesting that finding the right sustainable data centre to host these AI applications can help contribute to the circular economy. He also provides updates on the company’s third Icelandic data centre, some new hires, and record revenue levels – which in part can be contributed to atNorth’s strong sustainability credentials.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Clifford, Director of Solutions at Keysource, discusses ways in which the data centre industry can address its Net Zero obligations with a range of technology and strategy innovations. In particular, he believes that next generation edge, with data centres being constructed and integrated into local communities, offers some significant sustainability benefits, so long as all the stakeholders understand the opportunity.
Net3 Technology, a leading cloud service provider (CSP) in the U.S., chose Infinidat to provide the enterprise storage infrastructure with 100% availability, unmatched performance, and a flexible cost structure underpinning the cloud provider’s managed backup and disaster recovery services.
In business for nearly 30 years, MR Datentechnik is a leading German provider of IT solutions and managed services. To launch a new S3-compatible storage service, the company implemented Quantum ActiveScale object storage along with Veeam Backup & Replication. By using ActiveScale, the company can offer a resilient, highly scalable service that has the flexibility to support a wide range of S3-enabled apps and workflows.