• 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. ”KEEP READING
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.KEEP READING
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:
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:
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.KEEP READING
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:
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.KEEP READING
DataCenter Forum 2017: Results above expectations
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.
“The development of the local data center market and the maturity level reached by their customers make the DataCenter Forum an initiative not only welcome but especially necessary. Such an event was needed to bring together the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, systems and technologies dedicated to data centers and the Data Center and critical infrastructure specialists, operators, managers and developers in Romania. And the success of this first edition of the DataCenter Forum is confirmed by the large number of participants and exhibitors and by the “caliber” of partners who have supported Tema Energy initiatives, including APC, Vertiv, Nexans, Caterpillar, Rittal and others of this magnitude”, said Mihai Manole, Tema Energy Director, at the end of the event.
The opinion above is further confirmed by the “hot” statements given by the participants to the first edition of the event:
“Our presence in Romania is a premiere for the Uptime Institute, and the quality of the Tema Energy event and of our interactions was beyond expectations. We hosted two workshops within the forum, which addressed the main challenges of the data center industry, as well as a series of certifications tailored to the specifications of the Romanian market. I am sure that our presence at the DataCenter Forum helped local data centers find solutions to improve their operational efficiency.”
Scott Roots, Business Development Director, Uptime Institute EMEA
“The DataCenter Forum 2017 was an excellent opportunity for solution vendors to present their latest technologies and get in touch with the market. Nexans presented state-of-the-art solutions dedicated to new technologies in the area of structured cabling and fiber optics both during the exhibition and during the workshop sessions.”
Silviu Ardeleanu, Business Development Manager Balkan Area, Nexans Cabling Solutions
“Data is currently the most important resource for companies, and data centers must have the ability to protect their integrity and availability at the highest levels. The Tema Energy event provided us with the opportunity to present the most advanced power supply solutions in the ENERIA portfolio.”
Mathias Ranson, Director, Eneria CAT Romania
“We were pleased to note the high interest of the participants in the Vertiv solutions presented in the exhibition space at the DataCenter Forum 2017. Our presentation focused on new data center cooling technologies, which could be seen at work in the mobile Data Center exposed by Tema Energy.”
Liviu Ploesteanu, Sales Manager, Thermal Management Romania and Moldova Vertiv
“We have been able to bring the Rittal demo bus to the DataCenter Forum 2017, for the first time in Romania, which integrates the latest solutions of energy management, high precision cooling, physical security, etc. I consider such an event necessary because the market is evolving rapidly and the data centers need scalable solutions to meet new requirements.”
Marius Totolici, IT Project Manager, Rittal
“We presented during this first edition of the DataCenter Forum a practical battery selection guide for power-backup equipment, exemplified on the modular rack with batteries brought to the stand. We enjoyed the increased interest of the local market for the high quality and efficient solutions provided by Hoppecke.”
Thomas Selzer, Sales Manager BU Reserve Power Central Europe, Hoppecke
“Tema Energy’s initiative to organize such an event has been well received by the market right from the start. Pyralis introduced a suction fire detection system, a standard inert gas extinguishing solution, as well as a hybrid fire extinguishing system by total flooding with Novec 1230.”
Mihai Sintie, Business Development Manager, Pyralis
“The DataCenter Forum 2017 was the optimal opportunity to interact directly with current and future customers, to strengthen relations with the local APC partners, and to present the latest data center infrastructure management solutions. I hope that the future editions of the Tema Energy event will enjoy the same success.”
Marcis Randa, Software Sales Manager Data Center Software Solutions, APC
“DataCenter Forum has been a success starting with its first edition, and Tema Energy managed to organize the event very well. I have especially appreciated the presence of the Uptime Institute representatives who provided a series of useful information. I look forward to the next edition of the event.”
Alecsandru Neacsu, Operations and Maintenance Manager, GTS Telecom
These expectations are justified and confirmed by Mihai Manole, CEO of Tema Energy:
“DataCenter Forum 2017 has been an excellent opportunity to celebrate the 15 years of activity of our company, but we want to duplicate this initiative at an ever increasing level in the coming years.”
So we will be waiting to see you again in a year, at the DataCenter Forum 2018.
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?
DataCenter Forum 2017 is an event organized by the Tema Energy integrator and shall take place on May 11th, at Crowne Plaza Bucharest. Free entrance, based on invitation or registration on the website www.datacenter-forum.roKEEP READING
The debated topics in Ziarul Financiar Live interview were the need for power back-up, professional cooling solutions, the specificity of local Data Centers and DataCenter Forum event.
We look forward to discussing these topics together and at the DataCenter Forum on Thrusday, May 11!
Register free at www.datacenter-forum.ro
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.
The following companies have already confirmed their presence at the market stalls of DataCenter Forum 2017:
At the stall of DataCenter Forum 2017 The will be presented the companies UNILINE (structure cabling system and a 42U rack with Patch Panels of copper and fiber network, and active IT equipment) , Mitsubishi (a Mitsubishi Electric- PKA- RP71KAL equipment) and the company Uniflair by Schneider Electric (a system of floating floor, Data Center type).
Tema Energy will present, for the first time, a Data Center Mobil specially designed and produced for this event that will integrate the newest and most efficient air-conditioning technologies, UPS, monitoring, fire detection and extinction or access control.
The most important local event of the Data Center industry will also include, for the first time ever in Romania, 2 workshops held by the Up time Institute specialists – the best known standard and certification body of Data Center area, which will present the digitization and remodeling tendencies of the modern Data Centers, as well as the practical means of increasing the operational efficiency in the data centers.
DataCenter Forum 2017 addresses to the professionals, operators, and investors of the data centers, to which the possibility to find out the newest and the most performing nowadays solutions is offered, as well as the opportunity to see at work and to directly interact with the suppliers and the system integrators. At the same time, the event represents a chance of networking for the actors of Data Center field, from which you can benefit registering on the site www.datacenter-forum.ro . The attendance of this event is free of charge.KEEP READING
Providing availability and quality of services 24×7 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.
The Workshop “Data Center Management & Operations Best Practice” run by the Uptime Institute representatives provide the attendees to the Data Center Forum 2017 event the possibility to evaluate the operational efficiency related to the highest standards in this field. With an experience of over 24 years in evaluating data centers and with almost 900 certified Data Centers in 83 countries, Uptime Institute currently represents the authority in this field. Globally appreciated for creating and developing the Tier Classification & Certifications system, which became a de facto standard in the industry, the organization delivers advisory services allowing data centers to reach their performance objectives and reduce the risks. The expertise and know-how gathered by the Uptime Institute specialists cover the entire life cycle of a Data Center, from the design and building steps, up to the strategic operation and development ones, responding to the most demanding requirements of availability and efficiency.
The approach promoted by Uptime Institute is based on the recognition of each data center uniqueness, at an architectural level, as well as operational management processes. As independent consultant, the organization does not recommend adopting certain specific technologies or compliance of certain design criteria, but evaluates the entire assembly through availability, redundancy and efficiency used to respond to data centers operators requirements and expectation, but also their final clients’.
Access to international expertise
Reaching a higher performance in operating and managing a Data Center is difficult to achieve only through an auto-evaluation process. But data centers represent, by definition, a closed ecosystem, protected against any external interference. Which cancels from the beginning the possibility of a comparative analysis.
But not for the Uptime Institute specialists who, providing advisory services for hundreds of Data Centers in the entire world, could evaluate and analyze the most effective methods over 20 years. Which they synthesized in sets of procedures and good practices you will soon acknowledge directly, for the first time in Romania, during the Data Center Forum 2017 event.
Do not miss the opportunity to find out what practical solutions Uptime Institute recommends and how they can cover the specific requirements of the data center you operate or you consider to open and attend the event organized on May 11th, at Crowne Plaza Bucharest.
The event organizer is the company Tema Energy, leader in Romania in the design and key-establishment of Data Centers and mobile Data Centers.
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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.
Because “the future is now”, let’s analyze together the tendencies of 2017 on the DataCenter market.
A great part of the tendencies listed above are already applied in products and solutions which shall be seen on display at the event DataCenter Forum 2017. If you wish to find out the benefits of the new technologies and how you can use them to increase efficiency, scalability and availability of Data Centers you operate, attend the most relevant event of the local technology market on May 11th, for Data Centers.
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