As interconnectivity continues to grow and the world's demand for more data increases, the data centre industry is expanding. A crucial part to our society, these centres are also some of the biggest consumers of power, which is making it more important for data centre operators to become more sustainable.
In his keynote session, ‘Are sustainable data centres for real?' at BizClik Media Groups' TECH LONDON LIVE from the Tobacco Dock in London, Bjorn Ronning, General Manager at Norwegian Data Centre Industry joined us to explain what it means and what it would take to make data centres sustainable, and also how to make a profitable business case for a sustainable data centre.
Who is Bjorn Ronning?
Bjorn Ronning is the general manager of Norwegian Data Centre Industry (Norsk Datasenterindustri), a neutral business association and the voice of the industry towards the market and public authorities. The association represents the players in the ecosystem of the Norwegian data centre business; from site developers, builders, solution providers, fibre operators, carriers and data centre operators.
Ronning is a telecom professional and has through his career worked as an advisor in the national and international digital infrastructure space, including terrestrial and subsea fiber optic networks, data centres and related digital infrastructure.
He started his career as a Telecom Engineer for the telecommunications company Telenor. After this, Ronning held roles at various levels for companies such as Greenfield AS, Norsk Fiberforum, and Oslo-based telecom WIO. He was also CEO of both Digital Footprint AS and Midgardsormen AS ‒ a transatlantic submarine cable firm.