Innovation drives data centres of tomorrow

November 17th, 2014, Published in Articles: EngineerIT


Data Centre Central is a new conference and expo which addressed the unique economic, engineering and legislative aspects of designing and operating a data centre in South Africa.  The conference programme included discussions on metrics and standards, the shift of the infrastructure market, changes in technology and trends, and the impact in South Africa and Africa. One of the most insightful discussions was on how the Protection of Private Information (POPI) Act will affect the way data centres operate. While a regulator has not been appointed and no regulations in terms of the Act have been promulgated, it is clear that data centres have to look at how they secure data, how cloud offerings are delivered and how in some instances private as well as public cloud will form part of the service mix. Data Centre Central  also featured a large number of exhibitors, thereby adding value to the event. Vendors showed  how their systems could take data centres into the future with emphasis on security; and powering a data centre with modular equipment that enables the data centre to expand with increased traffic and customers.

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