For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Agneta Evers, Partner, Hanko Data Parks Finland
Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?
Green data centers is definitely the key trend. In my opinion a Green Data center means that the power used is minimalized and the power is from renewable sources. Additionally as much as possible of the excess heat generated in the datacentre is re-used in district heating networks or in nearby industries. The challenge is to find the optimal solutions to fit all these parts together.
Datacloud: How do you think the future landscape of the cloud, edge and 5G technologies will look like?
There will be an increasing demand for all these technologies. Data Security in IoT will be developed and accordingly 5G and Edge will be deployed. All these means that lots and lots of new data will flow in the networks, which also makes the need for Cloud step up.
Datacloud: What regions do you see as primed for IT infrastructure asset expansion?
The Nordics, of course. As the cool climate offers possibilities for free cooling and we have enough of power and land. I am now talking about new Hyperscale Data Centers in the Nordics and Finland. The Arctic Connect subsea cable via the Northeast Passage will improve Connectivity between East and West and affect the total picture of Connectivity in the world.
Datacloud: What is one of your goals for the next year and how do you expect to achieve it?
We aim to start cooperating with at least one Data Center operator, who will build a multisite data center in Hanko Data Parks, using free cooling, renewable power sources and heat reuse.
I am sure that among all the technical, environmental and economic benefits Hanko can offer, the fact that Finland was scored as the happiest country in the world this year, will help us achieving our goals.
Agneta Evers will be at Datacloud Global Congress in Monaco from 4 to 6 June 2019. Meet her and the team on stand 10!