Dr Ehsaan Farsimadan (Romonet)
Liam will provide an overview of the current state of data center technology including practical guidance on how best to operate what you already have and how differently you should build new capacity based on recent changes in technology and knowledge. The way data centers are built and operated has changed fundamentally in the last 5 years which has resulted in substantial changes to the construction and operational costs for those able to take advantage of these changes. This is particularly true for high performance compute type facilities where many of the expensive traditional elements may be discarded by the well-informed operator. The presentation will discuss key changes in data center technology and practices such as IT environmental controls and answer the question, do you need to go to Iceland to get rid of mechanical cooling? The discussion will include practical measures for operators to implement as well as identifying the relevant standards and free guidance such as the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centers Energy Efficiency.