60 Second Interview with: Günther Huth, CEO, Geplan

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

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
GH: The great challenge of today's market for data centers is the rapid deployment of capacity and the connection to the power and data networks.

Datacloud: What is the biggest opportunity in the industry today?
GH: Technological change always brings new challenges that need to be taken into account in the development of data center infrastructure. In recent years the focus of development was energy efficiency. Today in the industry we speak heavily about the control and monitoring of the data center infrastructure. The next step should be the development of data centers with integrated power generation. Autark data centers.

Datacloud: What is the biggest opportunity in the industry today?
GH: Data centers and their infrastructure are the basis of industry 4.0. The development will go in two different directions. For a standardized smaller data centers for local applications and other large data centers.

Datacloud: What do you think matters most in the development of the industry and its affect on business and society?
GH: Gradually as the public awareness grows that data centers are among the most powerful consumers of the future. It is important to develop solutions that enable a decentralized energy supply. Likewise, the use of waste product like “heat” is an interesting challenge.

Datacloud: Why do you feel awards ceremonies still have a role in todays e-world?
GH: With the competition for the best developments in the European data center market, this awards ceremony gives an overview of the current status, the excellent solutions in the technology market all of which provide food for thought for the industry.