All the best bits from Data Centre World 2016
Video Clips featuring exhibitors
What did you think of Data Centre World 2016?
"I come to Data Centre World to scout out data centre solutions, as we have a data centre ourselves and I am interested in finding out about the new solutions and technologies out there. I want to hear new ideas and see new trends and the visit has been food for thought. I want to come back next year to keep up with technology, make contact with new companies and to keep up with the trends in tech!
Aialar Asson, IT Manger, Estonian Defence Forces
"We come every year, mostly to reach new supplier and look at our competitors, to see what they are up to whilst broadening our information. In terms of seminar content, we are interested in attending GE’s hourly talks, as it’s to do with what we do with UPS systems. The networking has been very useful, as a lot of our suppliers are based in the UK. Overall it’s an excellent conference and it’s very well organised!"
Keith Morgan, Ardilen Electrical Services
‘My main interest is critical engineering, UPS systems, power distribution, and generators. This is the only show I know which is free to attend and you can get all that in one place.For me it’s not just about the stands and networking, it’s the presentation as well, and this really has it all."
Paul Dennis, National Grid
"I am really interested in looking further into storage and the whole concept of the cloud. We are really interested in the products, services and companies who exhibit here, and interacting with high level individuals in the industry to see what they are saying. The quality is great so far and I am interested in attending the seminars."
Ryan Young, It Operations Manager, SRK Consulting (UK) LTD
"My main reason for attending Data Centre World is to understand the new technologies which are coming out on the DC market and how they can be leveraged to provide better customer experiences to my customers as a co-location business. The quality of companies exhibiting here are very high. I find the seminars a very useful part of the conference. I think it is one of the best events for the Data Centre World to go to!"
Lawrence Buxton, IT Director, Optimum Data Centres
‘We are on our way over to the live green data centre right now! We work with a number of data centres and facilities and with our company being based in the USA we are really looking to make contacts through this. Compared to other conferences this is better, its free, there is more content and a great selection of companies exhibiting."
Paul Hooker, General Manager, SS LTD
The Brand NEW DCW Green Data Centre for 2016
The world's first custom built live data centre at any exhibition globally, lay in the heart of Data Centre World. Over the two days the interactive and effectively running data centre, housed products from 30 international suppliers and gave the constant stream of visitors the unique opportunity to see the inner working's of a data centre and showed how products can be used to improve efficiency.
From flooring to generators, racks to premier fencing, visitors were guided through the puzzle of products which complete the data centre jiqsaw. After completing the data centre trip of discovery, visitors where able to enter the Live Green Data Centre prize draw- winning £2500 in cash!
"I think the Live Green Data Centre is a very cool and timely idea!" Nalaka Bandara, Dialog Axiata PLC
"The live green data centre looks very impressive and it's in its proper environment." Andrew Holmes, Director, A & B Installations
And the winners are..
We are pleased to announce that the winners of the DCW Live Green DC prize draw are BMW Group who are donating the £2,500 prize to their official UK charity-Whizz-Kids
Whizz-Kidz sets disabled children free to live their lives to the full and reach their true potential. They provide specialist mobility equipment, support and training for young disabled people, to help them enjoy fun, active childhoods and build the bright futures they deserve.
Sadly, thousands of disabled children in the UK do not have access to a wheelchair which suits their needs. Without the right equipment they can find themselves on the sidelines, destined for a life of dependence. But the right wheelchair can be life-changing, giving them freedom and independence and enabling them to join in with school and play. But at Whizz-Kidz the right wheelchair is just the start. The charity also provides a range of services designed to help young people develop the confidence and independence they need to thrive. They run youth clubs, residential camps, wheelchair skills training and work placements and skills programmes for disabled children and young people, where they can make new friends and have lots of fun, whilst learning vital life skills.
BMW Group UK selected Whizz-Kidz as their chosen charity for 2015 and 2016, and so far they have raised over £240,000 to support Whizz-Kidz’s activities in their local communities. Colleagues from across the group’s UK sites have got involved in a huge range of activity from running the London marathon to rallying around Europe, and even running their own BMW Bake Off. The company’s support is helping Whizz-Kidz reach more of the children who need their help, and already BMW have provided enough funding for the charity to support over 170 children.