Intelligent Data Centres Issue 42 | Page 5

EDITOR ’ S NOTE ello and welcome to

H the latest edition of Intelligent Data Centres where we explore some of the trends and developments raising their head across the industry . We hear from a number of experts who offer their best practice advice on various hot topics of interest .

This month ’ s cover story focuses on the topic of creating a data centre testing strategy to address increased infrastructure demands . Lisa Schwartz , Director of Business Development and Product Marketing at AEM , talks us through some of the challenges data centre teams are encountering and how they can ensure they have a comprehensive testing strategy that meets users ’ growing demands . This can be found on page 47 .
A hot topic among data centre professionals currently is energy efficiency . On page 21 , Jason Koffler , MD and Founder , Critical Power Solutions , assesses developments in the field of energy storage – particularly in battery storage technology and he explores how hydrogen cells contribute to this .
This month ’ s ‘ Editor ’ s Question ’ on page 29 delves into the sustainability practices data centre managers have introduced into their business strategy to
demonstrate a commitment to greener data centre operations . We hear more from Matt Pullen , EVP Managing Director , Europe at CyrusOne ; Adam Nethersole , VP , Kao Data ; and Andrew Gomarsall , Executive Chairman , N2S .
For our ‘ Expert Opinion ’ piece on page 40 , Ian Shearer , Managing Director , APAC & EMEA , Park Place Technologies , discusses how data centre leaders can close the life cycle loop and achieve their net zero goals as they search for best practices that allow them to access circular IT with confidence .
On page 44 , we take a look at how data centre operators are shifting towards sustainability as an expert from Vertiv Singapore , tells us how they are reducing their facilities ’ environmental impact .
To round off , we ‘ Deep Dive ’ with Stephen Lorimer , Group Technical Director , Keysource , as we find out how he landed in his role and how he likes to relax and unwind outside the office . This is on page 66 .
I hope you enjoy the read and if you ’ d like to contribute to any upcoming editions , please don ’ t hesitate to contact me at alix @ lynchpinmedia . com
Alix Pressley Managing Editor www . intelligentdatacentres . com