60 second interviews

 

May 20, 2016
Eric Schwartz

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
ES: I think the enterprise adoption of the cloud will continue to drive massive IT transformation. But many people think of the cloud as one homogenous thing, but in reality it is many clouds. It is this multi-cloud environment and connectivity to many cloud service providers that ultimately delivers on the cloud promise...

May 09, 2016
Kathy Schneider

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
KS: With cloud already a reality, we will see an acceleration of adoption with more and more non-core applications and activities becoming hosted. As per Ovum Enterprise Cloud Services Forecast from January this year, Cloud Services are growing worldwide at 21.97%, meaning lots of headroom. In another Enterprise Insights report from 2015, Ovum indeed points to Cloud Computing Services as the ICT expenditure with the largest planned growth.

January 18, 2016
Günther Huth

Ingenieure GmbH&CoKG, Hennef Germany
An office for Planing of data center Infrastructure

Judge for awards:
1. Datacentre Leadership Award
2. Cloud Leadership Award

January 15, 2016
Emma Fryer

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
EF: I would always be hesitant to predict where this sector is going because it is driven by disruptive technology. So the one thing we can guarantee is change: not just change in technology but change in business models. In terms of major trends we can’t deny that the big growth area will continue to be cloud, where exponential data growth is driven not just by social media, but smart grid, IoT, big data etc. plus some degree of migration – although there will still be a place for legacy. My particular interest is in what will happen to our energy demand, but that is another story….

January 15, 2016
Stijn Grove

and Managing Director, European Data Centre Association www.eudca.org

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
SG: A bright future. With the global economy on pace again we see continued growth as data centre sector. Online engagement is growing everywhere. With the development of techniques as IoT, M2M communication we see more and more need for digital infrastructure. Also we see the data centre more as the (cloud)-connectivity platform. Outsourcing on a enterprise and regional scale is als continueing. There is room for new players but we will also see consolidation by mergers and take-overs.

January 12, 2016
Gerd J. Simon

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?

GS: The future will be bright shining. Data is the sunrise business of today already and in the future. The transformation of our economies and societies to a digital experience has just started, moving our attention to trusted data fabrics and trusted cloud implementations. The degrees of digitalisation in European economies are still very low. We will face several disruptive situations, creating new markets and new market leaders. The path will be at least as moving as Debussy´s “La Mer”.

January 12, 2016
Gunnar Menzel

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?

GM: Change is the only constant (Heraclitus, 553BC – 475 BC) and the future of the (IT) Industry is driving and enabling the business and end users to continue to grow and develop further. From and IT perspective this year will be the year of “hybricity”, automation via autonomous teams, and of course “everything as software”.