DATACENTER FORUM

Technologies and Data Centre Systems
and Mobile Data Center


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25/05/2018
  • Over 350 participants;
    • 13 exhibitors among the big names of the data center industry;
    • 14 workshops and debating sessions;
    • Representatives of key organizations involved in regulating and certifying Data Centers.

This is a biref review of the second edition of the DataCenter Forum 2018, an event organized on May 10 by Tema Energy, together with its local and international partners.

“The success of the previous edition has confirmed that the local data center market needs an event such as the DataCenter Forum, which will help create and strengthen a community of specialists,” said Mihail Manole, CEO of Tema Energy.

The second edition of the DataCenter Forum did not focus only on debates and networking, but brought to the audience a lot of technology, both news and concrete solutions already validated by the market. Among the solutions that were presented could in the exhibition area was the Mobile Data Center designed and built especially for this event by Tema Energy specialists, a fully equipped and functional center where visitors were given the chance to test a Data Center Infrastructure Monitoring  platform, soon to be launched.

This year also, to fully cover the data centers topic, among the partners invited at DataCenter Forum were two worldwide recognised professional organizations, Uptime Institute and, for the first time in Romania BICSI. The representatives of the two organizations participated alongside Cristian Cucu, CIO of Government of Romania, and Mihai Manole, Tema Energy CEO, in an interactive debate at the beginning of the event, where the main trends in the field of data center industry were analyzed.

The shift from evolution to concrete answers and the problems faced by Data Centers and Data Rooms in Romania was made during the presentation sessions and at the exhibition stands by specialists of APC, Cummins, Fortinet, Hoppecke, Leoch, Nexans, Pyralis, Riello, Rittal, R&M, Uniline and Vertiv. The products presented at the DataCenter Forum 2018 covered an extended technology palette, which included standardized and prefabricated solutions for modular data centers and Micro-Data Centers, up to power-supply, power backup and fire-fighting systems.

In order to provide the audience with a full picture of the topic of data center standardization, it was approached not only from BICSI’s perspective, represented by Miodrag Kovanovic, but also from  the perspective of the major players in the market, such as Rittal or APC, who highlighted the practical advantages of complying with the regulations in force.

Another topic tackled both in the initial debate and in the session held by Scott Roots, who presented the results of the 8th edition of the Uptime Institute annual study, was the shortage of data center industry specialists. The phenomenon, which is beginning to affect the data centers in Romania, is fueled by the growth of the average age of the workforce, but also the rapid evolution of technologies and standards in this field, which requires the continuous development of new competencies.

A task that the organizers of the DataCenter Forum 2018 assume openly, as Mihai Manole explained: “For the second consecutive year, we brought to the audience not only new solutions and technologies, but also news in the field of regulation and certification of data centers . The responses we receive from specialists, operators, managers and developers of data centers and critical infrastructure show that the market needs such complete approaches and gives us hope that the DataCenter Forum is beginning to be a landmark for the local industry. ”


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16/04/2018

Cloud, IoT, BigData, Artificial Intelligence, digitalisation, robotization are a few key concepts that define The fourth industrial revolution also known as Industry 4.0. The Industry 4.0. became a buzzword in the Germany’s economic strategy landscape and was defined by Angela Merkel as  “…the fusion of the online world and the world of industrial production”, Industry 4.0. will yeld a return of over 4tn dollars by 2020 according to KPMG. Under the pressure of the release of this new technologies, Data Centers are in a continuous transformation to meet the demands and the best price-performance ratio. Even though the Romania’s Economy is far left behind in this industrial revolution, the general trends in the Data Center industry are reflected in various forms on the local market as well.

Here are the main directions:

Ongoing refinement of Gen 4 Data Centers. Known as “EdgeCore”, Gen 4 Data centers have a smaller footprint, nevertheless much more user friendly and are forming networks.

The development of architectural innovations will provide real-time scalability and increased efficiency as well as optimized operational costs due to the modular structure. They will also integrate optimized cooling solutions, high-density, Lithium-Ion batteries, etc.

Colocation services are becoming more appealing to cloud providers. As market demand increases rapidly, cloud providers  don’t have enough time to build new facilities. Moreover, some of the cloud providers are not considering Data Center Operations amongst their core competencies, thus colocation in modern and performing Data Centers enables them to focus on developing new services and increasing market share, especially that cloud sales will exceed 33 bn USD.

High-density it’s here. The Data Center Community raves about this subject for some years now, but as the volume of data in geometric progression increases, the IT resources currently available will become insufficient. The industry will increasingly focus on increasing density rather than expanding the surface of server rooms.

Operators will give up on low-power racks as they embrace maximum power and cooling technologies. Although the 10 KW / rack density remains the standard, the 15KW / rack becomes more and more widespread, and the more powerful operators turn to 25KW / rack, motivated by the introduction of hyperconvergent IT systems and software solutions.

Fast response to business requirements. The ability to quickly launch a product or service becomes a real competitive advantage for many companies, and the IT infrastructure must support this. Mobile Data Centers represent, for many organizations, the fastest solution for expanding processing power. Implementation time can reach 1-2 months, and PUE – at values ​​of 1.25-1.07. Applicability is widespread, not only in the private sector, but also in public administration, including amongst organizations from the defense and security sector.

All four of these trends are also found on the local market. From smart phones to stand-alone vehicles, the new digital economy is based on data and information that needs to be stored, processed, secured with a 24/7 availability. Can you imagine these processes without a state-of-the-art Data Center? Participate in the DataCenter Forum 2018 edition to stay abreast of trends in industry and to get in touch with the most renowned specialists.


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13/03/2018

Although power cuts are a common phenomenon in Romania, the affected organizations have vague estimates of losses. A simple calculation of the cost of missed business opportunities and the number of unsatisfiedcustomers, would fully justify investing in a powerful Power Backup solution.

1 November 2017, 16.40 – Fundeni electrical station is experiencing a breakdown. –As a result, many business and industrial areas in Bucharest are affected for more than seven hours.

Beyond the technical explanations provided by suppliers and authorities, the situation is and remains critical. Because such incidents have a high repetition rate in Romania December 2017, February 2018 … and the list will most likely expand. Because such events happen not only in the winter, but in all seasons. And not only in Bucharest, but also in Cluj, Timisoara, Brasov, Craiova, Iasi …

Data Centers can suffer heart attacks too

For a DataCenter, every blackout equals with a hearth attack, even if it takes only a few seconds. According to the Electric Power Research Institute, 98% of the power cuts last less than 10 seconds. But it is enough to cause malfunctions in a data center. This malfunctions occur because once the current has passed, switching to the secondary power source has to take place in the order of milliseconds. Charging is initially taken over by an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system, and then, if the power supply is not resumed, or the Data Center does not have a redundant connection, the generators go into operation. Theoretically it sounds good, but according to the Uptime Institute, UPSs batteries account for 29% of the unplanned downtime that a Data Center faces, and the generators account for 10%.

So what is it to be done?

This is a legitimate question, given that almost 40% of downtime is generated precisely by the elements that should protect data centers in the event of a power failure.

The answer – especially for companies that do not have technical skills in the field of power solutions – is asking for specialised assistance

And that’s because not every organization using a Data Room or a small data center knows how to:

  • many UPSs are needed,
  • Choose the level of redundancy and the proper configuration that is needed
  • Ensure optimal operating conditions
  • Monitor and diagnose battery performance
  • Establish and execute a maintenance and testing program and so on.

The situation is becoming/is gettingmore complicated by introducing other “unknowns” such as ATCs, PDUs, the maintenance and testing of the generators, etc.

Therefore, for many organizations, resorting to the services of an power solutions consultant it’s inevitable

When it comes to providing power solutions services, the local market recommends Tema Energy as a top company for solid and easy to prove reasons:

  • Nearly 16 years experience in the field of electro-energy solutions, the company being a successful leader in this niche market.;
  • A large variety of projects implemented – the company client base varies from hospitals and data centers to financial-banking institutions and factories;
  • the “vendor agnostic” status based on an expanded product portfolio, which guarantees that organizations can choose the solution wich best meets their requirements;
  • An extensive portfolio of solutions from the most important market vendors, accessible to medium and small organizations and certified in accordance with international standards. For example, the Data Center Continuous (DCC) accreditation of diesel generators from Cummins Power Generation, one of Tema Energy’s partners on Power Backup solutions. DCC accreditation certifies the continuous operation of the generator without any restrictions on the variable load factor. (Such certifications simplify the process of designing power systems and simplify the auditing process.)

And yet another important “differentiator”, which few Datacenter integrators could provide: Tema Energy is constantly investing in expanding the support network that already has national coverage, being able to provide fast and professional services allover the country.


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05/03/2018

DataCenter Forum 2018 is a one-day event, May 10, 2018 at Willbrook Convention Center in Bucharest Romania, dedicated to DataCenter professionals and IT Infrastructure. At its second edition, the DataCenter Forum 2018 brings unique information and networking opportunities, thanks to the combination of thematic presentations and the exhibition area. Participants will have the opportunity to talk to the best local and international consultants and see live-on technology of the latest generation.

Conference agenda  brings real solutions to the day-to-day challenges of IT Infrastructure Managers and Data Centers. The DataCenter Forum 2018 Agenda includes:

  • DataCenter Design and Management
  • Good practices, standards and certifications
  • Technologies and Solutions for IT Infrastructure Security and access
  • DataCenter Top Trends
  • Modular DataCenter

The products and solutions in the exhibition area cover all the operational areas of a Data Center, available to both operators and companies that want to manage their own infrastructure. You will be able to evaluate solutions for air conditioning, power supply (UPS, batteries, generators), fire detection and fire extinguishing, security, communications and networking, IT equipment, monitoring and maintenance, etc.

DataCenter Forum 2018 is an event organized in Bucharest Romania by Tema Energy and its major business partners. The DataCenter Forum 2018 will take place on May 10 at the Willbrook Convention Center. Entry is free, based on invitation or registration.



06/06/2017

DataCenter Forum 2017, the event organized by Tema Energy together with its local and international partners, recorded an audience of more than 400 data center specialists at its first edition. Built on an interactive structure that included 14 sessions of debates, presentations and workshops, as well as an extensive exhibition and networking space in which companies like APC by Schneider, ENERIA, Hoppecke, Leoch, Nexans, Pyralis, Riello, Rittal, Uniline TCS, Vertiv, etc. presented their products, the event also marked the first official presence of the Uptime Institute, a national premiere.



08/05/2017

We expect you to attend the DataCenter Forum, on May 11th, at Crowne Plaza Bucharest, an event full of unique information opportunities, documentation and networking. The event combines the exposition area with technical presentations and workshops which are premiered nationally. Which are the main reasons for which attending DataCenter 2017 is necessary for any professional in this field?



24/04/2017

15 system producers and suppliers are showing products and solutions at the DataCenter Forum 2017. Thus, you will have the opportunity to do an extended documentation on a single day, as well as to evaluate „live” some technologies that are difficult to find outside the exhibition. In addition, you will gain access to an extended session of presentations and workshops that will help you identify and adopt the best solutions.



13/04/2017

Providing availability and quality of services 24x7 represents "Priority 0" of any Data Center. This entails a continuous optimization effort of management processes and increases the operational efficiency. For the first time in Romania, Uptime Institute specialists shall present during Data Center Forum 2017, an extended series of good practices, developed based on the experience of over two decades of evaluation and certification of data centers.



10/04/2017

How will you future Data Centers look like? Specialists say that until the end of the decade, we shall assist a major architecture and physical infrastructure change, as a response to the increased scalability requirements, availability and reduction of operating costs. The final result shall be a new entity, both in shape and functionalities, incorporating mature technologies considered innovative today.