Recent research has shown that the Nordic countries had 22 per cent growth in data center ‘white space’ (the IT equipment area) over the last year - the largest percentage increase of all Western European and Scandinavian countries.
According to Nicola Hayes, md of DCD Intelligence the research arm of DatacenterDynamics, “internet giants like Yahoo!, Google and recently Facebook - plus many other companies - have flocked to the Nordics. They have been drawn by the combination of financial incentives, mature infrastructure, cool climate, cheap and reliable energy, and a skilled workforce. There has also been a significant increase in the amount of outsourcing in this region.”
“Countries in the Nordic region have established themselves as leading examples of best practice in the development of ICT infrastructure. And publicity from the establishment of Nordics-based Data Centers by the internet giants has helped to drive interest in this market on an international scale,” she said.
At DatacenterDynamics Converged Nordics conference and expo – Stockholm 28th May this year (info: turt.co/dcd44) - speakers including Facebook, Volvo, Ericsson, the European Union and DCD Intelligence will share their knowledge and experience with delegates.
Facebook’s Joel Kjellgren, data center manager at the Luleå facility, will explain the the technology behind Facebook’s global success and offers to share valuable lessons from Facebook’s experience that data center owners and operators can apply in their own data centers.
Nicola Hayes, managing director of DCD Intelligence, will give a keynote presentation from DCD Intelligence research examining the significance of the market in the context of worldwide data center growth.
The new location this year for DatacenterDynamics Converged Nordics is the Stockholm’s historic Münchenbryggeriet events and conference centre, an old converted brewery. Now in its fourth year, the expanded program provides a unique opportunity to build on your understanding on the latest trends in the data center industry – with two conference streams:
- Operating and Optimizing Stream - dedicated to everything you need to know about data center operations, from DCIM; power & cooling to green IT and IT optimisation.
- The brand new Strategy Stream highlights cloud provisioning, data center risk & business value plus outsourcing decisions.
Join us at DatacenterDynamics Converged Nordics and enjoy a highly valuable day of networking with industry leading content from speakers such as:
- Dennis Jönsson, head of green IT, Nordea
- Morgan Ledner, global security manager datacenters, environment coordinator, Volvo IT
- Lutz Schubert, independent expert, European Commission (DG INFSO)
- Tomas Elken, head of IT sourcing, Ericsson
- Jim Runsten, partner and head of the IT sector group, Bird & Bird
- Joel Kjellgren, data center manager Luleå facility, Facebook
- Nicola Hayes, managing director, DCD Intelligence
For more information or to book DatacenterDynamics Converged Nordics at the Münchenbryggeriet Stockholm on 28th May 2013 please go to http://turt.co/dcd44.
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