Niek van der Pas

Niek van der Pas

Company: Minkels

Job Title: Lead Data Center Expert

Niek van der Pas works as Lead data centre expert Centres for Minkels. The last few years he is fully dedicated to creating solutions and products for data centres. Niek is author of various white papers on data centre cooling and on energy and power monitoring. Designing future proof data centres is not only a matter of using the right products but moreover educating people in making the right choices. As speaker on main data centre events Niek helps to get the message on proper initial design across.
Niek contributed in the creating of the EU Code of Conduct on Data Centres and is active in ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC39 “Sustainability for and by Information Technology” where the new standard for PUE has been created. As expert representing NEN, the Dutch standardization Committee, the generation of the European standard on Data centres the EN 50600 has his full attention. Recently he became chairman of the Dutch standardization committee NEN 381039 “Computerruimten en datacenters”.

Niek van der Pas Seminars

  • Why IoT Requires a Different Approach to Data Centre Design Thu 6th Oct 11:00 - 11:30

    Why IoT Requires a Different Approach to Data Centre Design

    Internet of Things (IoT) is dramatically changing the way data centres are designed and deployed. Right now, two levels of compute are emerging: an edge layer (e.g. micro data centres) and a core layer (e.g. hyper scale data centres). Minkels believes that each layer needs a different approach to data centre infrastructure. Only then can the right level of flexibility and efficiency be obtained to ensure a consistent optimal performance throughout the infrastructure’s life span and at the lowest possible cost of ownership.


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    Time / Place

    Thu 6th Oct 11:00 to 11:30

    Data Centre Efficiency & DCIM

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