Leading international speakers at KL data center summit
By Digital News Asia December 21, 2012
- Industry buoyed by increasing demands in mobile transactions and user-generated content
- Summit to act promotional platform for Malaysia to be a preferred data center hub
CONSULTING firm BroadGroup, together with Malaysia’s national ICT custodian the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), announced it will host the second international data center summit, Datacentres Malaysia (http://www.datacentresmalaysia.com/), in Kuala Lumpur from Jan 16-17, 2013.
The summit will feature key international experts as well as leaders of local and regional operators and service providers, BroadGroup said in a statement.
The panel of international speakers include Christian Belady, general manager of data center services in Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services (GFS) group who is responsible for driving the strategy and delivery of server and facility development worldwide; Mark Monroe, chief technology officer and vice president of consulting engineers DLB Associates; Dr Bob Sullivan, the father of hot-aisle/ cold-aisle design, one of the fundamental best practices in the data center; and Mark Thiele, executive e vice president of data center tech at Switch, whose facilities include the SuperNAP center in the Las Vegas desert.
SuperNAP is the highest-density data center ever built and among the 10 largest single-standing facilities in the world, BroadGroup said.
“We are delighted that this second regional forum will include such a prestigious speaker academy to complement the leadership of operators in the region, and will add significantly to the richness of the debate and its undoubted educational value,” said BroadGroup vice president Warwick Dunkley.
MDeC is patron the forum, and views the data center industry as experiencing significant growth, buoyed by increasing demands in mobile transactions and user-generated content such as m-commerce (mobile commerce), 4G, video usage, data transfer, storage requirements and other factors.
Malaysia aims to become a global location for data centers, and in addition to physical readiness, also provides a range of sustainable, economical and geographical advantages, as well as industry incentives with a highly skilled and educated workforce.
The forum also acts as a promotional platform for Malaysia to be a preferred hub for data centers around the globe.
The Datacentres Malaysia summit provides a unique networking platform for enterprises considering outsourcing or establishing their own facilities in Malaysia, services and solution providers, investors, and professional intermediaries, BroadGroup said. The event includes the conference, special workshops, and an industry exhibition.
Participation in the event is expected not only from Malaysia, but from neighboring countries in Asia and from the Middle East, Europe and North America.
Digital News Asia is amongst the official media for the event.
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