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Dealing with downtime costs

James Hodge, GVP & Chief Strategy Advisor at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s recent ‘Hidden Costs of Downtime’ report – which identifies not just the financial cost of downtime - $400 billion annually – but also the damage done to shareholder value, brand reputation, innovation velocity and customer trust. The report also identifies a group of resilience leaders, and James shares the strategies which these organisations deploy to minimise downtime occurrences and their impact.

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Edge takes centre stage for Smart Textile Transition

Domenico Ardizio, System, Network & Security Administrator, ICT Infrastructures, SMS Engineering, talks through the company’s work on the Smart Textile Transition 5.0 project, which won the Edge Project of the Year at the recent DCS Awards. He discusses the challenges, the client benefits, the lessons learnt from the project, before moving on to examine edge computing’s place within a hybrid IT infrastructure solution, which also includes cloud computing.

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AI could ‘make or break’ the data centre industry

Jim Hart, BCS CEO, provides some brilliant insights into the sustainability, skills and supply chain challenges facing the data centre industry, and that’s before the AI explosion promises to redefine the rules completely! As ever, Jim brings some much needed wisdom to a discussion of the legislation, technology innovation, and choice of data centre location which will likely frame the industry’s future success.

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Making the magic happen

Doug Loewe, CEO, Kao Data, outlines the company’s strengths which attracted him to join the colo at the start of this year, and shares his vision for the future – with new locations in mainland Europe part of an ACE (AI, Cloud and Enterprise) plan. Doug also offers some great insights as to how the data centre industry in general is responding to the challenges and opportunities of providing a mission-critical foundation for today’s sustainable, digital world.

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Sustainability makes both environmental and commercial sense

Chris Maclean, CEO of Open Energy Market, provides some great insights as to how data centres can leverage energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives not only to meet environmental goals but also to gain a competitive edge in the industry.

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The path to power-efficient processing

Alexander Troshin, EMEA Product and Marketing Manager, Enterprise and HPC Server at AMD, outlines the energy efficiency challenges facing the data centre industry, with particular reference to power-efficient processing. He covers the key architectural innovations, packaging advances and algorithmic improvements to compute that will deliver more energy-efficient solutions for data centres and AI workloads.

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Substantial re-think required for data centre design and build

Andrew Fettes-Brown, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Global Board Director, Head of Data Centres at RLB UK and Europe, outlines the results of the company’s recent research, the results of which suggest that the way in which future data centres are designed and built must be substantially rethought to accommodate supply chain constraints and sustainability measures.

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Data centre sustainability evaluation - deeds not words matter

Jo Debecker, Managing Partner and Global Head of Wipro FullStride Cloud, discusses the ways in which the sustainability agenda is shaping the data centre landscape, with cloud and AI seen as both challenges and opportunities when it comes to carbon reduction initiatives. Jo emphasises the importance of ‘deeds not words’ when it comes to evaluating the sustainability credentials of any potential data centre partners.

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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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DCW 2024: DCS talks to Joseph Bowden, Brady

To learn more about Brady, visit <a href="https://digitalisationworld.com/clients/brady/2023/ebook/">https://digitalisationworld.com/clients/brady/2023/ebook/</a>

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