Intelligent Data Centres Issue 55 | Page 5

EDITOR ’ S NOTE ello and welcome to

H the latest 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 .

Jon Pettitt , Chief Executive Officer of Excool , a seasoned expert in data centre design and cooling , delves into the pivotal trends shaping the data centre industry and sheds light on the role of Excool ' s innovations in ensuring efficient cooling of data centre operations . This can be found on page 49 .
A hot topic this month focuses on global advancements in sustainability . Vantage Data Centers ’ report highlights worldwide strategy to reduce carbon emissions across all scopes , encourage diversity and inclusion and achieve ‘ Vision Zero ’ as part of its environmental health and safety programme . You can read more on this on page 19 .
A question we were keen to know the answer to in this month ’ s issue is why Singapore is popular for data centre growth and how this is expected to take shape over the next five years . Offering food for thought in response to this ‘ Editor ’ s Question ’, on pages 31 – 34 , are : Pieter Kraan , Managing Director , Leaseweb Asia Pacific ; and Paul Churchill , Vice President , Vertiv Asia .
A current area of interest not only in the magazine , but also across the industry , is Digital Transformation . On page 37 , Wendy Shearer , Director of Smart Cities and Ecosystems at Pulsant , discusses regional revitalisation in the UK and how new business development will only be augmented by Edge infrastructure .
‘ Expert Opinion ’ this month shines a spotlight on choosing the right cooling systems . On page 42 , Markus Gerber , Sr . Business Development Manager at nVent , offers up a simple framework and discusses how organisations can identify the ideal time to implement liquid cooling . He outlines some challenges data centres face in the cooling process and how they can be managed .
On page 66 , we delve deeper into the more technical side of the data centre as Marc Cram , Director of New Market Development for Legrand ' s Data , Power and Control division , explains how increased visibility can create the future of PDU efficiency .
If you ’ d like to contribute to any upcoming editions , please don ’ t hesitate to get in touch at alix @ lynchpinmedia . com
Alix Pressley Managing Editor www . intelligentdatacentres . com