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Vertiv finds opportunities in responding to industry challenges

Sam Bainborough, Director, Strategic Segment Colocation & Hyperscale at Vertiv, discusses recent developments at the company, including expansion plans, liquid cooling, modular timber construction and energy storage innovations, as well as sharing his thoughts on some of the key challenges in the year ahead, with AI, sustainability and flexibility taking centre stage.

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Understanding the science of sustainability

Anthea van Scherpenzeel, Senior Sustainability Manager at Colt Data Centre Services, discusses the ways in which data centre owners/operators can make demonstrable progress on the road to Net Zero – with a commitment to science-based targets, improved and increased monitoring and management data points and transparency seen as key components of a successful sustainability strategy.

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AI creates unprecedented data centre demand

Daniel Thorpe, Associate Director, Data Centre Research Lead, JLL, discusses the company’s ‘Data Centres 2024 Global Outlook Report’, which explores how data centers need to be designed, operated and sourced to meet the evolving needs of the global economy. AI, power challenges, sustainable energy and data centre locations are the main topics covered.

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The digital infrastructure sector needs to invest and innovate to meet demand

Jacqueline Davis, Research Analyst for Uptime Intelligence, discusses the organisation’s recently published "Five data center predictions for 2024" - AI and liquid cooling are both set to have an impact, but not at the scale anticipated, sustainability accountability has arrived, data centre software will get smarter, and there’s a growing trend for the building out of hyperscale campuses.

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AI, data sovereignty and location drive the data centre agenda

Zahl Limbuwala, Operating Partner, DTCP, provides some brilliant insights into the challenges facing the data centre industry in 2024 and beyond – with his thoughts on AI, data sovereignty, data centre location, legislation and sustainability combined into a compelling narrative of the likely future direction of the sector.

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Regional focus promises local business-fuelled growth

Adriaan Oosthoek, Chairman of Portus Data Centers, outlines the company’s regional data centre aggregation strategy, with the recent Internet Port Hamburg (IPHH) expansion being the most recent development, before going on to discuss wider industry issues, including sustainability, the potential skills shortage and the impending AI ‘explosion’.

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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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Sustainability drives the data centre sector

Jon Healy, Chief Operating Officer at Keysource, offers some great insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in 2024 and beyond, with the many aspects of sustainability dominating the agenda, alongside the advent of AI, the ongoing skills shortage, and one or two supply chain issues.

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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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News

Collaboration expands security offerings and enhances data integrity across diverse digital ecosystems.
Singtel among telco partners working with Vultr to provide cloud infrastructure that reduces reliance on hyperscalers, and delivers global data control and compliance without sacrificing reach or scalability.
Infinidat has formed a strategic partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation.
Report reveals at least 40% would change jobs to gain flexibility – meaning employers must prioritize flexibility to attract and retain top talent.

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