Intelligent Data Centres Issue 35 - Page 5

EDITOR ’ S NOTE ello and welcome to the

H first edition of Intelligent Data Centres in 2022 – wishing you a Happy New Year ! In this issue , we explore some of the trends and topics raising their head across the data centre sector as several experts offer their best practice advice on various topics of interest .

On this month ’ s cover , Bruno Franchetti , Chief Network Architect , Creval Group , discusses how one of Italy ’ s leading banking institutions worked with Pluribus Networks to achieve world-class data centre infrastructure which meets the growth needs of its business and customer expectations . You can find out more about this on page 47 .
As we look ahead to focus on what the next 12 months have in store for the industry , we explore how data centre leaders are attempting to prepare their operations for a new year . Steven Carlini , Vice President , Innovation and Data Centre , Schneider Electric , discusses in detail some of the trends he expects to develop across the data centre space in 2022 . This can be found on page 17 .
Another of our interesting topics this month focuses on data centre growth and investment in UK PLC . On page 21 , James Hart , CEO at BCS ( Business Critical Solutions ) looks at the future of the UK data centre market as he questions whether it is still a force to be reckoned with .
For our ‘ Editor ’ s Question ’ this issue , we ask the experts how automation is set to shape the data centre industry over the next 12 months . We received input from Herman Chan , President , Sunbird Software ; Sanjay Kumar Sainani , Global SVP of Business Development & Global CTO for the Digital Power Business at Huawei Technologies ; and Steve Hone , CEO , Data Centre Alliance . This can be found on page 29 .
For another of our features , on page 44 , experts from Vertiv identify some of the industry ’ s most likely trends they predict will emerge throughout the year as they expect sustainability and climate actions to dominate the data centre landscape of 2022 .
To round off , we ‘ Deep Dive ’ with James Hughes , EMEA Enterprise CTO and VP of Systems Engineering , Rubrik , as he tells us how he likes to relax and unwind outside the office .
I hope you enjoy the read and if you would like to contribute to any upcoming editions , please don ’ t hesitate to get in touch at alix @ lynchpinmedia . com
Alix Pressley Editor
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