On the 26th October, over 30 guests joined us at The Globe Theatre for our ‘The Future of the Data Centre’ breakfast event.
In the first of a new series of seminars, Keysource explored the latest innovations, the challenges the industry is facing and changes to industry standards, such as the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
As was the theme throughout the morning, the data centre landscape is fundamentally changing, Keysource’s MD Stephen Whatling opened the event and set the tone for the upcoming presentations and discussions.
“Change in the data centre industry is constantly happening. What has already taken place in recent years has been at a pace that has excited and driven the industry, and brought many challenges. It’s clear with the evolving trends and innovations we’re going to discuss today, it’s not slowing down anytime soon and in fact the speed of change is accelerating faster than we have ever experienced before.
If you would have told me 10 years ago that the impact of technologies such as cloud computing, Internet of Things, and self-driving cars I don’t think I would have believed you, this is evidence of the fact we can’t predict too much of the future, but it’s important we try have a clear grasp of what’s emerging, and how to react and address this movement.”
So, what does the future of the data centre look like?
Keysource Enterprise Consultant and Head of Innovation, Richard Clifford, provided an insight into the latest innovations and trends that are driving defined infrastructure demands and the need for vast amount of data centres with improved performance, flexibility and efficiency.
As well as latest technologies and growing needs, data centre security is a hot topic at the moment, hitting the headlines a number of times in recent years. With legislation and regulations influencing the market the launch of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 will certainly drive further changes.