This morning I sat in on Christian Belady’s presentation at DataCentre2012. I will post small blips about things that interest me as the conference continues.
Both Christian and Laurent Verneray of Schneider each identified 5 megatrends. Interestingly while there were common themes between them at a high level, they attacked the trends from different altitudes of the data centre problem space. Both discussed the coming pressure on water as a resource.
He then went on to talk about the Microsoft Data Center strategy. Its probably worth a specific post from me on my observations on their evolution.
This week I am headed off to France to be a keynote speaker at DataCentres2012. In my opinion this event is the pre-eminent infrastructure and operations conference across the whole of Europe if not the world. Regularly attracting the best speakers and infrastructure professionals in the industry (myself excluded of course – perhaps they are looking for some comic relief?) along with an incredible list of attendees which is a veritable who’s who of our industry world-wide.
By the looks of it, Cloud and Energy concerns will be the topic of many of the conversations. No doubt many will focus on the impact of technology, its usefulness, features, and capabilities. But those of you who have heard me speak before know, that I believe there is a larger more personal story – for both the professional and the companies they represent. The problems we are facing in the industry today are complicated, multi-faceted, and deep-rooted in the past of our own decisions or the decisions of our predecessors. We sometimes think technology alone is the salve for all ills. This is no more true than the purchase of a pen being the solution to writers block.
My talk will center on this multi-faceted problem space. I will use real world examples of how I have, and am tackling those issues. Who knows? I might even let loose some of the top secret work we have been doing internally to position us for the future.
As always – If you happen to be at the conference or in Nice - Don’t be a stranger!
Next month I will be one of the key note speakers at the DataCentres2012 conference in Nice, France. This event produced and put on by the BroadGroup is far and away the most pre-eminent conference for the Data Center Industry in Europe. As an alumni of other BroadGroup events I can assure you that the quality of the presentations and training available is of the highest quality. I am also looking forward to re-connecting with some great friends such as Christian Belady of Microsoft, Tom Furlong from Facebook and others. If you are planning on attending please feel free to reach out and say hello. It’s a great opportunity to network, build friendships, and discuss the issues pressing our industry today. You can find out more by visiting the event website below.