DEEPDIVE inflow and outflow and flag suspicious activities . However , more conversations need to happen around speeding up detection and response processes and achieving greater network visibility through AI integration .
How do you deal with stress and unwind outside the office ?
I exercise before work every day . Whether it ’ s running , cycling or working out at the gym , I consider it my thinking time and an opportunity to gain perspective on various issues . When I exercise , I like to assess whether something is a challenge or a problem and how I can overcome it . Taking that step back is important as it allows me to think logically . The truth is nothing ever gets fixed or resolved under stressful conditions .
What do you currently identify as the major areas of investment in your industry ?
As the digital landscape is rapidly changing , the industry has been heavily investing in upgrading aging data centres to ensure they ’ re fit-for-purpose and ready to support the needs of tomorrow ’ s computing power . The upgrades include investments in smarter cooling solutions and the adoption of latest technologies , such as AI , Machine Learning and automation , which have the power to turn us into a more energy efficient , sustainable and cyber-resilient industry .
As well as modernising older data centre infrastructure , we will also see greater investment in new sites to satisfy growing customer demand
AI WILL BE IRREPLACEABLE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CYBERATTACKS AS IT CONTINUES TO LEARN THE USUAL PATTERNS OF DATA INFLOW AND OUTFLOW AND FLAG SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES .
and accommodate the ever-increasing volumes of data . The launch of Telehouse South in our Docklands campus is a prime example of this , with the expansion driven by demand from our customers who want to be able to grow in the existing campus .
What changes to your job role have you seen in the last year and how do you see these developing in the coming months ?
The pandemic has forced us all to learn how to create an environment where people can work and be managed remotely . Greater emphasis has been placed on the importance of remaining productive when working from home and maintaining a healthy work-life balance .
As we are currently moving to a new hybrid working model , we ’ re faced with the challenge of getting the most out of our hours , both in terms of productivity and enjoyment . As we phase into our hybrid approach , I would like to get to know people on an individual level , particularly our new hires who joined us during the pandemic . It ’ s important for me to understand how different people operate , what motivates them and what struggles they face as a result of going back to the office environment . ◊ www . intelligentdatacentres . com