- Data Center 2025: Distributed edge meets a distributed grid
- 2019/11/07 07:00
- 0001/01/01 00:00
- November 07, 2019
The results of the landmark Data Center 2025 survey from Vertiv revealed that the number of edge sites is set to triple by 2025. At the same time, the survey also revealed that the more than 800 respondents were optimistic about the use of renewables in the data center (although more pragmatic than when the survey was done in 2014). With both compute and energy generation becoming more disaggregated, there will be challenges and opportunities for data center operators (colocation, cloud and enterprise) in the future in terms of managing continuity of supply while controlling carbon emissions and energy costs.
Join experts from Vertiv for an in-depth discussion on the future of data center and telecoms energy management. Topics covered will include:
- Use of renewables on-site and via the grid (including power purchase agreements)
- How to power edge compute using an increasingly distributed grid.
- The role of energy storage in the future energy grid and how data center operators can get benefit.
Vice President, Commercial & Industrial Vertical
Emiliano Cevenini is vice president, power sales and business development for Vertiv in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Emiliano started his career as an R&D engineer and subsequently became an R&D project manager in 1997. Since 2016, he has led business development activities in key market vertical segments for Vertiv, including transportation, healthcare, smart grids and other applications adjacent to the data center industry.
Director - Analyst Relations EMEA
Andrew Donoghue specializes in data centers and critical infrastructure. He is the author of several influential reports covering topics including renewable energy and the data center; IT power management; and data center cooling.
He has worked for analyst companies such as 451 Research and has also held senior editorial roles at business publishing companies including CBS Interactive and Incisive Media. He has also been involved in a number of European Commission-funded IT research projects into data center energy efficiency and sustainability.
CEO, Upside Energy Ltd.
Devrim is a highly successful, award winning entrepreneur with a career spanning leadership roles in technology, finance and energy.
Educated in Paris, London and Yale, where he was a Fulbright scholar, Devrim has since held senior roles at A T Kearney where he led strategy development, Sapient where he established the European operations and as a partner at Lansdowne Corporate Finance. He is now CEO of UK energy tech company Upside Energy, leading the organisation from its initial days as a start up to its dynamic growth in this fast-growing sector.
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