Intelligent Data Centres Issue 63 | Page 3



A nd just like that , the first quarter of the year is over and we ’ re on to our fifth issue . This month ’ s cover , which you can find on page 49 , features Jason Tutty , VP , OATS ( Open Access Technical Services ), WIOCC .

With a focus on expanding infrastructure and enhancing operational efficiency , WIOCC continues its partnership with Telehouse , ensuring high-capacity connectivity in underserved African regions , contributing to economic growth and improved end-user experiences .
As a key partner in the Equinao cable , expanding its investment into Telehouse means WIOCC can offer its clients high-scale , high-quality and high-speed connections between London , Nigeria and South Africa .
“ It is critical that it can meet both the current and anticipated future network infrastructure demands of its existing and target client base , with very high levels of reliability a key need ,” said Tutty .
The latest Hot Topic shines a spotlight on women in data centres , offering valuable insights from female experts who have overcome industry challenges to achieve success . It addresses misconceptions about women ’ s abilities in the space , advocates for young females to pursue a career in data centres and highlights the importance of addressing gender imbalances persisting in the industry .
To find out more , head to pages 7 – 9 to hear from Fernanda Belchior , Marketing Director , Elea Digital Data Centers ; Lydia Ininuma , QHSE Coordinator , Open Access Data Centres ;
Dr Umaima Haider , Lecturer in Computer Science & Digital Technologies , University of East London ; and Ainhize Baranda , Business Development Manager , Red Bear Tech .
European data centre demand is surging from conseqeunces of hyperscale growth and Edge market expansion . Primary markets are facing oversaturation alongside constraints like rising costs and low availability . On pages 33 – 36 , this month ’ s Editor ’ s Question asks industry experts how they envision the expansion into regions outside of FLAP-D areas impacting the deployment and scalability of Edge Computing infrastructure .
We gather perspectives from industry experts – Jeroen Schlosser , Senior VP Operations , nLighten ; Mark Lewis , CMO , Pulsant ; and Andrew Fray , Head of EMEA Data Centers , Cushman & Wakefield .
Don ’ t forget you can read daily news updates on our website . I ’ d like to wish you a good month ahead and please enjoy the read !
Ella Hutchinson Deputy Editor


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