six events under ONE roof
Hosting The Digital Enterprise
Data Centre Europe at IP EXPO Europe showcases solutions and strategies for building efficient, future-proof infrastructures. Heads of IT and infrastructure managers can explore all the latest, value-added data centre technologies, from power and cooling to compute equipment and hosting.
Dr Mike Kelly is a tech entrepreneur with a highly successful track record in the data centre sector. He founded and developed £1.3billion business TeleCity plc. Most recently he established DataCentred Ltd, which is pioneering a new model of data centre, combining co-location services with next generation computer and storage solutions.
In the late 1990s Dr Kelly identified the opportunity to establish a pan-European colocation company and in 1998 founded TeleCity. With Dr Kelly as Chief Executive, Telecity achieved annual turnover of £32.5 million within three years of its founding and he designed and rolled out across Europe the first large data centres in Manchester, London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Amsterdam, Paris, Stockholm, Frankfurt and Munich. In 2000, TeleCity was floated on the London Stock Exchange at a value of £600 million and secured £120 million of fresh capital. At its peak then the company had a valuation of £1.6 billion, a pan European network of 18 data centres and employed 350 staff.
Since 2011, Dr Kelly focused on DataCentred. It is pioneering regional colocation services combined with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) next generation computer and storage solutions. Essentially it is a best-in-class provider of robust, secure and carrier-rich facilities for companies to locate their internet, telecoms and IT infrastructure. A critical part of the model is public-private cloud, and the presence of flexible IaaS within the facility, allows clients to run their own physical estate but easily access and use a tailored and secure private cloud. In time this facilitates cloud migration, but with reduced risk.
Dr Kelly has an MBA from the University of Manchester as well as a PhD in High Energy Physics from the University of Liverpool and a BSc from Imperial College. He is also a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the British Computer Society.
Managing Director, TelecityGroup
Rob Coupland is Managing Director UK for TelecityGroup, responsible for developing the company’s reputation and presence in the UK market. Rob joined TelecityGroup in 2007 as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the operational aspects of the business, including overall management and delivery of the new build programme, systems strategy and business development.
Rob also sits on the Data Centre Alliance Board of Governors as Senior Vice President for training and skills, playing a central role in shaping the future health, growth and sustainability of the data centre industry
He has over fifteen years' experience in the telecommunications and technology sector. Prior to joining TelecityGroup Rob was Head of Product Marketing at NTL Business where he was responsible for the entire business services portfolio. Before joining NTL, Rob spent 12 years at Cable & Wireless in senior product management roles with a particular focus on business networks, hosting and convergence markets.
Ian is a Chartered Engineer with more than 25 years experience in data-centre power and cooling, formerly CTO for Emerson Network Power Systems in EMEA and now principal at Critical Facilities Consulting Ltd and a Visiting Professor to the University of Leeds, School of Mechanical Engineering.
An active blogger, trainer, author of many technical papers on critical power and cooling with presentations and keynote speeches made around the world, Ian is a Fellow of the IET, Member of CIBSE & BCS, sits on data-centre committees and international standards bodies, a member and Technical Chair of the Data Centre Council of techUK, Chair of the DCSG of the BCS, Accredited Tier Designer of the Uptime Institute and ex-Chair of the TWG in EMEA for The Green Grid.
Ian was awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Data Centre Industry’ at Data Centres Europe 2009.
Welcome to Data Centre Europe
At Data Centre Europe, infrastructure decision makers can learn from the experts how to build leaner, more cost-effective, lower-carbon data centres. The event showcases all the latest data centre solutions – from green power and cooling systems, to high-efficiency hardware and hosting.
In the data centre, even a 1% efficiency improvement means big cost savings.
Design, Power and Cooling
Even a 1% power saving in your data centre could deliver major cost savings, as well as reducing your carbon emissions. At Data Centre Europe, you can explore all the latest solutions for building a leaner, greener datacentre, from building design solutions, to the latest green power and cooling systems.
Co-location and Hosting
For many organisations, outsourcing datacentre infrastructure is a way to reduce costs and increase focus on core tasks. If that’s the case in your organisation, Data Centre Europe can help, whether you want to locate your own equipment at a third-party datacentre, or rent your entire datacentre as a fully managed service.
Data Centre Infrastructure Manager (DCIM)
We are entering a new, more efficient age for datacentre management. At Data Centre Europe, you can check out all the latest Data Centre Infrastructure Manager (DCIM) solutions. These deliver major efficiency savings, making it possible to allocate resources efficiently, turn off equipment that isn’t being used, and distribute workloads to maximise server and storage utilisation.
Software Defined X (SDX)
In a software-defined world, a myriad of common management tasks can be automated, delivering major time and cost savings. Visit us at Data Centre Europe to find out how software defined processes can help your own organisation to maximise efficiency and streamline your data-centre operations.
The IP EXPO Europe Tech Clinic
This year, IP EXPO Europe will be offering all registered visitors FREE, personalised consultancy, tailored to the unique requirements of your business and IT Environment. With a huge range of exhibitors, specialists, consultants and technologies on offer at the event, we want to ensure you get the most from your day.
Our consultants are highly qualified and specifically chosen from across the industry with deployment experiences from Commercial, Public Sector and SMB. The knowledge of our consultants will allow them to advise on technologies that will meet your needs and provide valued insight to your projects.
Simply drop by on the day.
A brand new area for 2015, join us at the Colocation and Managed Hosting Zone, a new addition for Data Centre Europe! This is an exclusive area for anyone looking into colocation or hosting and gives you the chance to compare different services and learn from the experts. Join exhibitors including Aegis Data, Colt, and Volta, and delve into the world of colocation and managed hosting services – examine the types of service on offer, take part in a Q&A and speak to the technologists who know their service inside out. Benefit from the complimentary refreshments, panel debates and industry expertise, and spend half a day evaluating your options.
2015 marks ten years of IP EXPO Europe, Europe’s number ONE IT event, and to celebrate being at the forefront of business technology for the past decade, we’re introducing a brand new area for visitors to get hands-on with some of the latest developments across the IT industry. Welcome to the LIVE Lounge!
The IP EXPO Europe LIVE Lounge is a brand new dedicated space within the event, which lets you test out new technologies across enterprise IT and have your burning questions answered by a range of IT specialists. On offer at the LIVE Lounge will be:
- Augmented reality technologies
- Data visualisation technologies
- 3D printing
- Q&A opportunities with specialists
This is your chance to get up close and personal with technologies at the cutting edge of the enterprise IT industry. Try it out for yourself: talk to the experts or just explore and learn about some of the latest developments in your industry.