Regional Sustainable Data Centre Conference

As many industries are growing concurrently with growth of data centres, the demand for huge data centre capacity is expected to grow at about 12% per annum over the next ten years. With businesses continue to utilise automated processes, store data, archive historical information and adopt rich media,it is foreseen that in the year 2020, data centres will account for more carbon emissions than the global airline industry.

The Sustainable Data Conference 2012 designed to enhance knowledge and exposures of CEOs, CIOs, CTO, Directors, General Managers, Senior Managers, Head of Departments, Senior Engineers and Technical Managers in evolution of data centers due to rapid growth in the digital world. The event was supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Green Computing Initiative (GCI) and International Association of Software Architect (IASA), with and DataCenterEvents.Info as the media partners.

The two days conference was officiated by YB Datuk Haji Fadillah b. Haji Yusof, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia. The regional conference had brought together some top industry practitioners as guest speakers to share their knowledge on various topics regarding data centers.

Some of our distinguished guest speakers were:

  • Toh Swee Hoe (Multimedia Communications and Multimedia Commision)
  • Matthew Rajendra (Asia Centre of Green Computing Research) 
  • Aaron Tan Dani (International Association of Software Architects Asia Pasific)
  • Salmah Khairuddin (Malaysia Administrative Modernization and Planning Unit)
  • Anwer Yusoff (Innovation and Commercialisation Cybersecurity Malaysia)
  • Shaifubahrim b. Saleh (National ICT Association of Malaysia) 
  • Steven Rosen (YTL Communications Malaysia).

The topics covered were:

  • Obtaining latest insights on legal issues and regulatory updates for data centre with aims for continuous sustainability
  • Green data centre breakthrough: Obtaining green certification as a ticket for enhanced competitiveness
  • Reducing operational cost: Redefining challenges in cost effective management and maintenance for green data centre for improved ROI
  • Data centre blueprint: Innovating the first step into the green path via excellent eco-friendly design
  • Reinforcing physical and information security: Ways to build physical security into a data centre
  • Analysing current trend in effective network storage and data management
  • Data centre blueprint: Innovating the first step into the green path via excellent eco-friendly design

The delegates were very satisfied with the fruitful sharing sessions. At the end of events, a set of constructive strategy had been compiled to be submitted to the Ministry in moving towards the implementation of Green Data Centres.

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