Intelligent Data Centres Issue 45 | Page 5

EDITOR ’ S NOTE ello and welcome to the latest

H edition of Intelligent Data Centres where we explore some of the trends and developments raising their head across the industry . We hear from a number of experts who offer their best practice advice on various hot topics of interest .

On this month ’ s cover , we investigate how Datacenter United set out to do the ‘ impossible ’ and earn a Tier IV Certification of Constructed Facility ( TCCF ) for its Antwerp data centre . Featuring on the cover is Ogy Smet , CTO , Datacenter United , who , along with Friso Haringsma , CEO , Datacenter United , talks to me about how the organisation was awarded the certification from Uptime Institute and what this meant for business . This can be found on page 47 .
Turning our attention to the US data centre market , we take a look at findings from a new CBRE report which highlights why the Hillsboro market ranked fourth in the US for data centre leasing activity and new supply in H1 2022 and why it has sparked interest for data centre investment . Find this on page 17 .
This month , for our ‘ Editor ’ s Question ’ feature on page 29 , I was interested to find out just how data centre leaders can ensure they move beyond intention to put sustainability into action . I received responses from Dean Boyle , CEO , EkkoSense ; Kamel Al-Tawil , Managing Director , Middle East and North Africa , Equinix ; Rich Kenny , Sustainability & Research Director ; and Astrid Wynne , Head of Sustainability – Techbuyer .
Another of our features elsewhere in the magazine explores data centre design . Abed Jishi , VP , Design , EMEA & APAC , Vantage Data Centers , provides insight into why the overall design objective is to always ensure predictability so that customers can scale quickly and reliably in any geographic region . You can read this in further detail on page 35 .
This issue , on page 40 , we consider how chilled water cooling can play a part in unlocking sustainable data centre growth . Andrea Moscheni , Product Manager at Vertiv , explains how some radical shifts in technology are making unnecessary electricity consumption a thing of past and tells us how organisations can take advantage of these innovations with speed , cost and environmental benefits all being made more efficient .
We also have a special feature this month as we reflect on this year ’ s GITEX GLOBAL event which took place in October . We review what some of this year ’ s exhibitors showcased and the partnerships they ’ ve made as well as conversations they had with potential new customers . This can be found on page 73 .
I hope you enjoy the read and if you ’ d like to contribute to any upcoming editions , please do get in touch at alix @ lynchpinmedia . com
Alix Pressley Managing Editor
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