Year of covers: Success, sustainability, growing the market

2023 was a year of huge growth for the data centre sector, so Data Centre Magazine looks at its bi-monthly magazine covers from over the past year

From turbulent times, to huge enterprise digital transformation, 2023 has seen the data centre sector undergo mass change. 

In the midst of rapid development and growth of new technologies like generative AI, companies have had to adapt to ensure that they are best serving their customers based on new needs.

Businesses also are racing to ensure that their facilities are not only AI-ready and capable of keeping pace with widespread technological change, but also ensuring that these changes are sustainable by setting realistic ESG targets and net zero goals.

With this in mind, Data Centre Magazine takes a look back at its magazine covers from 2023.

February 2023

February 2023

The first magazine edition of the year addressed emerging data centre markets and how data centre businesses can tackle the skills gap moving forward. It featured Equinix, Green Mountain and a whitepaper by Black and Veatch about how digital twins offer real-time modelling for data centres.

For the main feature, Data Centre Magazine spoke with Andy Davis, host of the ‘Inside Data Centre Podcast’ about the need for greater transparency within the sector. He explained how, if the industry adopted more of a collaborative approach, it will be able to draw more talent towards it to address the burgeoning skills gap.

April 2023

April 2023

On a similarly global scale, April’s edition featured a report from Scala Data Centres about how the company is working to bring hyperscale to the Latin American (LATAM) market. It offered insight from co-founder and CEO, Marcos Peigo, about how the company is working to expand digital transformation efforts, as well as how it scaled up to host one of the largest data centre campuses in the region.

The issue also addressed the gender pay gap within the data centre sector and highlighted some of the leading women within the industry, including Cologix’s Laura Ortman and Oracle’s Safra Katz.

June 2023

June 2023

Featuring the likes of DataBank, QTS and 21st Century Technologies, Data Centre Magazine’s June 2023 edition explores some of the fresh talent helping shape the future of the industry and cloud technology.

The magazine highlighted that at the time, although talent shortages and a digital skills crisis threatened the tech sector, positive change can be enacted with the right steps implemented. We heard from leading company DataBank about how the company only continues to expand, in addition to how edge data centres are fuelling sector growth.

Also in this edition: How AR technology is improving data centre efficiency and evolving smart energy systems. We also spoke with Richard Brandon, VP of Strategy at RtBrick and his role towards becoming an industry influencer.

August 2023

August 2023

August’s issue highlighted how the data centre sector continues to seek new ways to make itself future-proof in order to grow, as well as become more sustainable. The magazine contains announcements such as IBM opening its first quantum data centre in Europe in 2024 and how the data centre industry seeks to address DE&I moving forward. 

In addition, VP of Construction at DataBank Tony Qorri explains how the business continues to strategically expand in the midst of troubling economic uncertainty. The magazine also holds further insights about NTT, Oracle Cloud and BDx.

October 2023

October 2023

It is no secret that the data centre sector saw a renewed focus on sustainability in 2023. With this in mind, the penultimate edition of 2023 in October focused on the drive towards ESG practices and supporting industry communities. It also witnessed an exciting time for the industry as companies do more to recruit young talent as well as nurturing and upskilling existing workforces, in the wake of labour shortages.

This edition also takes a look inside atNorth’s SWE01 data centre, the career of President and CEO of CNet Training Andrew Stevens and how companies can help get more women into STEM.

December 2023

December 2023

For the final edition of Data Magazine of 2023, we have reflected on the strides that have been made industry-wide, whilst also acknowledging that there is still a fair way to go - especially with regards to closing the digital divide.

Whether it be following Leading Edge Data Centres’ pursuit of digital equality, or the ESG commitments of CyrusOne - or even how Etix Everywhere is pioneering its edge success in new geographies, the last edition of 2023 highlights the collective efforts of data centre businesses working to make the world a more connected place.

This issue also showcases some of the leading data centre consultants, IXAfrica’s work in Kenya and Robin Khuda, founder and CEO of AirTrunk.

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Other magazines that may be of interest - Mobile Magazine.

Please also check out our upcoming event - Sustainability LIVE Net Zero on 6 and 7 March 2024.  

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