Blast into the future of data centres

Taking place on 15-16 of March at London’s ExCeL, Data Centre World will discuss everything from power and energy efficiency to data centre routing and switching. Government Business previews the show

What started as a small-scale, niche exhibition and conference nine years ago, has grown into a world-leading event, dedicated to tomorrow’s world of data centres. Data Centre World is the biggest gathering and most truly global event in this (or any other) world.

Data centres are home to all cloud services and applications – they are the evolving containers of big data and the engine storage to IoT deployment. And today, they are big business. Data Centre World is the global event to showcase everything that’s great, good and innovative in the technology sector… and it’s just got even better.

The London ExCeL will play host to Data Centre World on the 15-16 March 2017. Once again the halls will be filled with 20,000 data centre expertise, 600 industry’s visionaries and thought leaders, and 500 world’s finest providers, including companies such as Huawei; Riello; Huber+Suhner; Carel; Siemens; Schneider; Rahi Systems; Brand-rex; Anixter; Minkels; Munters; ABB; Finisar; Rittal; and MPL Technology group. This will be the one space where everyone is gathering.

For the first time in 2017, Data Centre World will take pride of place in its very own hall at the ExCeL London to meet the ever growing demand for the event and the latest data centre solutions. Cloud Expo Europe, Cloud Security Expo, Smart IoT, and launch event Big Data World exist just one step beyond the door, creating a universe of the very latest enterprise and technology ecosystems - truly out of this world.

With new technologies, products and best practices emerging in the data centre market, comes the pressing need for a new, focused and dedicated showcase. With the introduction of six new content areas on the show floor, including routing and switching, power develop and grow, design and build, physical security, fire & security and finally robotics and automation, Data Centre World will deliver, providing you with everything you need to know for data centres of the future.

Robot soars
Andrew Burgess, consulting director for Symphony Ventures will be discussing the background to Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). He said: “I’m going to be talking about what RPA and AI are. How they are impacting business and society in general, and how they are impacting data centre operations. I’ll also describe what I think organisations need to do next to be able to exploit these technologies.”

Andrew’s background is originally as an outsourcing consultant: “I advised companies on how to outsource their IT and business functions, but around four years ago, discovered robotic process automation (before it was even called that) and which I immediately realised was going to turn the whole outsourcing market on its head. So I then focused on RPA and, subsequently, artificial intelligence, and now I advise companies on how to automate their businesses using these technologies.”

The concept of robotic assistance for human tasks is now a reality and at Data Centre World 2017, it is a hot talking point and one of many world-class presentations, interactive panels and fast-paced discussions.

Fibre grasp
Ludwig Vleugels, managing director at Gigacom Benelux BVBA, discusses the benefits of ‘Automated Fibre Management and Test Systems’: “I have over 18 years of telecommunications and datacomms experience with a strong focus on fibre management systems and optical distribution frames.”

His session demonstrates the benefits of ‘automated fibre management and test systems’ for network construction, service activation, facilities management and service assurance. His presentation will also provide a comprehensive overview of the different technologies, and the most important features of such a system. Ludwig’s current role concentrates on the automation of next‑generation fibre networks for the telecom and datacom industry.

It is at Data Centre World where you will gain a wealth of information and insight into the latest developments and future for this sector. From Microsoft’s regional director Maarten Goet, Groupon’s director of Global Data Centre Operations, Harmail Singh Chatha, manager of Beverly Webb, Data Centre World leaves no space unearthed when it comes to addressing industry noise.

The show doesn’t just address things; it bring things to life, cue the return of the live Green Data Centre for the second time in London…

2016 saw the world’s first edition of the DCW Green Data Centre. This year the interactive feature returns 155 per cent larger in an out-of-this-world force spanning up to 400m2, and containing over 30 of the world’s leading suppliers including Dunwoody, Fireworks, 2BM, Riello, Uninterruptable Power supplies, Huber+Suhner, IPU Group, Excool and many more.

From cooling units and fans, to cables and perimeter fencing. This is the only global feature of its kind at any exhibition and is just another reason to join other delegates at Data Centre World 2017.
Data Centre World is co-located with Cloud Expo Europe, Cloud Security Expo, Smart IoT London and launch event Big Data World collectively making up the UK’s largest business technology event.

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