More than 100 companies will be present on the DataCentres Ireland 2019 exhibition floor, running the gamut of services available to data centres. Over 100 exhibitors will be on hand at Data Centres Ireland 2019, demonstrating their expertise and commercial propositions for visitors to the RDS.
ESB, one of the main event sponsors, will be present in the main hall, and given how energy consumption issues have come to the fore in recent years it will be a must-see for visitors. The company, which generated 43% of all electricity in Ireland, north and south, currently serves 1.4 million customers across the island.
Data Centre Energy
ESB’s focus on data centre power use comes at a time of transition for the industry: 2019 survey data from data centre power specialists Vertiv suggests expectations are down, previous predictions of major growth in renewable energy generation supporting data centres by 2025 were described as “unrealistic”.
Engineering consultancy Hanley Energy, a specialist in energy management, critical power supply and IT infrastructure, will demonstrate how energy can be viewed from the other perspective: ensuring it is always available.
“By taking [our] key capabilities, harnessing the great value that exists in them and offering it as an advisory service, we elevate our value proposition to clients within the critical energy sector,” said Andrew Dobson, Head of Global Sales.
Minimising Operational Risk
Energy will not be the only topic of course, with a wide array of exhibitors. CBRE, for instance, will demonstrate its strategies for the minimisation of operational risk, cost reduction, and improving alignment between real estate and information technology, while Airedale International, the British-based air conditioning solutions provider, will be demonstrating its new range of R32-optimised air conditioning products.
Visitors will have direct access to these and other exhibitors, including legal service firms, cabling providers, IT equipment suppliers, and businesses working in lighting, construction, security, fire suppression and more.
Running alongside this will be a dual-stream conference, with operational and strategy streams.
As a result, many of the exhibitors – and the conference’s operational stream – mean there is value to be had for those well outside the traditional data centre sector: anyone working in critical infrastructure where robust connectivity and power are essential, from railway control and signalling to emergency communications and hospitals to air traffic control, will benefit from both the exhibition and conference.
The conference’s strategy stream, meanwhile, will look at what is driving the growth of the data centre market, both internationally and in Ireland.
DataCentres Ireland 2019 will be held in the RDS on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 November, and entry is free for registered visitors.
To view the programme and to register for free, visit http://www.datacentres-ireland.com or call the DataCentres Team on: +44 (0) 1892 518877.