Intelligent Data Centres Issue 47 | Page 5

EDITOR ’ S NOTE ello and welcome

H to the first edition of Intelligent Data Centres in 2023 – wishing you a very Happy New Year ! Entering a new year means lots of potentially exciting new trends and developments are to be expected across the global data centre space . We hear from industry experts on what these might be and some of their best practice advice for managing them .

This month ’ s cover star is Tim Perkins , Director of IT , Walgreens Boots Alliance , and on page 47 he talks to me about how the company champions healthy success with BMC Software . He elaborates on why the organisation chose to work with BMC , some of the challenges it faced ahead of the collaboration , Perkins ’ involvement in the data centre side of the business and how the company is able to conquer the opportunities that lie ahead .
A popular discussion point in this issue is what ’ s in store for the data centre space in terms of trends and how the industry will evolve . On page 17 , Ciaran Forde , Data Centre Segment Leader , Eaton , offers his predictions for 2023 , focusing particularly on the current challenges stemming from the geopolitical difficulties we now face .
Another hot topic of conversation , unsurprisingly , is net zero and
sustainability . Our ‘ Expert Opinion ’ feature comes from Marc Garner , VP Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits Team , Schneider Electric UK & Ireland , who outlines how data centre managers can harness the power of renewables , technology and data as well as drive ecosystem collaboration to become part of the solution . Find this on page 40 .
On a similar subject , page 44 explores how to save money , energy and the planet , starting with the data centre . Samer Labaky , Manager , Enterprise and Public Sector Accounts , UAE and Oman at Nutanix , discusses how to improve sustainability in the data centre and make a lasting change to the way they run .
To round off , we ‘ Deep Dive ’ with Brendan Press , CCO Gulf Bridge International , who tells us how he landed in his role and how he likes to relax and unwind outside the office . This can be found on page 66 .
I hope you enjoy the read and if you ’ d like to contribute to any future editions , please don ’ t hesitate to get in touch at alix @ lynchpinmedia . com
Alix Pressley Managing Editor www . intelligentdatacentres . com