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Year to you ! Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent Data Centres and the first of 2021 . As we look ahead to a new year in the hopes that it will bring much more certainty than the last , we consider some of the technology trends from 2020 that are set to shape those of 2021 , and how the data centre industry is expected to develop . We hear from a number of industry experts who offer their best practice advice and opinions on various topics of interest .
On the cover this month , we have Jim Shanahan , Chief Operating Officer , Serverfarm , who discusses the data centre company ’ s decision behind selecting i3 Solutions Group as its technology provider .
Shanahan explains the company ’ s need to modernise and optimise its data centre in order to generate positive results moving forward , and how i3 Solutions Group helped it to achieve this .
A popular point of discussion around this time of year is predictions , as seen on page 17 . We hear from James Hart , CEO at BCS ( Business Critical Solutions ), who tells us what this year and beyond might look like as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to continue affecting the industry . However , Hart notes that there are other factors we must take into consideration .
This month , I asked the experts how vendors can ensure they compete with others in the market to maintain a strong presence within the industry , as we witness a rise in the number of data centre facilities globally . Spokespeople from Equinix , Vantage Data Centers , and RockScar Ltd ( and DCA Advisory Board Member ), contribute to the discussion as part of our ‘ Editor ’ s Question ’. You can read about this in more detail on page 29 .
As we navigate through a new year , we must consider some of our top priorities when running a data centre . Jon Healy , Operations Director at Keysource , tells us how sustainability is set to dominate business decisions over the coming year , and how to clean up our act and ‘ keep it green ’. More on this on page 44 .
This month , we ‘ Deep Dive ’ with Lee Myall , Chief Executive Officer , Kao Data . Myall talks about what first made him consider a career in technology and what he believes is the current hot talking point in the data centre space .
I hope you enjoy the read and if you ’ d like to contribute to any upcoming editions , please don ’ t hesitate to get in touch at alix @ lynchpinmedia . co . uk . Wishing you all the best for the new year .
Alix Pressley Editor
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