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The digital infrastructure sector needs to invest and innovate to meet demand

Jacqueline Davis, Research Analyst for Uptime Intelligence, discusses the organisation’s recently published "Five data center predictions for 2024" - AI and liquid cooling are both set to have an impact, but not at the scale anticipated, sustainability accountability has arrived, data centre software will get smarter, and there’s a growing trend for the building out of hyperscale campuses.

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AI, data sovereignty and location drive the data centre agenda

Zahl Limbuwala, Operating Partner, DTCP, provides some brilliant insights into the challenges facing the data centre industry in 2024 and beyond – with his thoughts on AI, data sovereignty, data centre location, legislation and sustainability combined into a compelling narrative of the likely future direction of the sector.

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Modular data centre to host Europe’s first exascale supercomputer

Dr Crispin Keable, Senior Solutions Architect for HPC, AI, and Quantum, Eviden, explains how a set of some 50 pre-built modules (20 IT containers, 15 power feed containers, 10 logistics containers) will provide a 2,300m2 turnkey data centre for the Julich Supercomputing Centre in Germany. Benefits to the client include flexibility and agility when it comes to required upgrade configurations, delivery time reduced by 50%, costs cut by a factor of three and a much faster installation process when compared to a traditional data centre build.

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Talking ‘bout the younger generation!

Xavier Plowright, Senior Analyst – Data Centre Transactions EMEA at JLL, won the Rising Stars Award at last year’s DC Awards. Here he outlines his career to date, shares his thoughts on the data centre industry (the good and the not so good!), with the focus very much on encouraging the younger generation to drive the industry forward - and to enter this year’s Rising Stars Award.

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Edge sustainability - a major opportunity for the telecoms sector

Nathan Blom, Iceotope’s CCO, discusses the recent STL Partners report: Sustainability Insights – Navigating Sustainable Edge Strategies, which outlines the major opportunity that telcos have to both ensure optimised energy-efficient edge infrastructure as well as substantial financial savings. Specialised liquid cooling solutions are particularly suited to the telecoms sector, with Iceotope, working with Intel and HPE, set to launch a major new telco solution at MWC.

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Sustainability drives the data centre sector

Jon Healy, Chief Operating Officer at Keysource, offers some great insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in 2024 and beyond, with the many aspects of sustainability dominating the agenda, alongside the advent of AI, the ongoing skills shortage, and one or two supply chain issues.

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Digital technologies help to address the skills shortage

Mark Fenton, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Cadence, explains the ways in which digital twins, augmented and virtual reality and AI can help the data centre industry address the impending skills shortage as well as providing many operational benefits.

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News

Over half of CISOs believe generative AI is a force for good and a security enabler, whereas only 25% think it presents a risk to their organisational security.
Saidot has released new research into what European businesses think of the EU AI Act and its impact on them. The research, conducted on business leaders and decision makers in companies actively using AI,...
New EMEA research from Alteryx reveals 76% of consumers say genAI is a ‘game changer’ technology, while 79% of businesses are positive about the value it will create.
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