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 .
Featuring on this month ’ s cover is Henry Sutton , Founder , Gulf Data Centre Association ( GDCA ). He talks on how the organisation aims to create a supportive platform for the data centre market , particularly in the GCC . By clarifying regulations and fuelling transparency through community building and networking , we gain insight into the progression that ’ s in store for the region . This can be found on page 49 .
This month , we examine the new reporting measures for European data centres as Stephen Lorimer , Group Technical Director at Keysource , discusses the benefits of KPIs for operators to become more efficient while acknowledging the security risks and consequences of non-compliance with regulatory changes . This can be sourced on page 19 .
Another topic sparking conversations across the industry is sustainability . On page 23 , Angela Vico Correas , Director , studioNWA , considers how sustainability initiatives are driving data centre design transformation , as well as discussing the pillars of an effective build strategy to ensure modern data centres continue to evolve .
One you won ’ t want to miss this month is our ‘ Editor ’ s Question ’ on page 31 . Leading industry experts from Carbon3IT , Quantum and Iron Mountain offer their thoughts on how data centres can adapt their net zero plans amid an energy crisis – a very topical area of discussion , understandably .
Offering their ‘ Expert Opinion ’ in this issue is recently elected Mark Yeeles , Vice President Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric for the UK and Ireland . We hear how his past experiences have influenced present success in terms of his career journey thus far , as well as his thoughts on the current data centre space . This can be found on page 42 .
Sustainability raises its head once again later in the magazine , where on page 68 , we ‘ uncover the layers ’ to see how today ’ s technology can propel us towards a greener future if used correctly . Carlo Ruiz , Senior Director , Data Centre Solutions EMEA , NVIDIA , discusses this in depth and highlights the necessity of prioritising sustainable computing before it ’ s too late .
To round off , we ‘ Deep Dive ’ with one of the industry ’ s leaders , Karsten Winther , President of EMEA , Vertiv . We hear how he landed in his role and how he likes to relax and unwind outside the office . This can be found on page 72 .
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 . com
Alix Pressley Managing Editor www . intelligentdatacentres . com