Utilities and Data Centers 2019: The Future of Resiliency and Renewable Energy in the Data Center-Utility Relationship
January 28 • 7:30 AM - January 29 • 4:10 PM
QTS Data Center – Richmond Campus
6000 Technology Blvd
Sandston, Virginia 23150
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Time: 7:30 AM - 4:10 PM
As we kick-off the year and hurtle through 2019, emerging trends in technology and the desire for sustainability are shaping the future of the data center industry. The explosive popularity of IoT devices, cloud storage and a focus on renewable energies have forced data centers to become adaptable and to create sustainable partnerships with utilities to provide the best locations and solutions to their enterprise end-user clients.
In order to better meet demand, Data Center Operators are working on a continued effort toward better efficiency with a push to utilizing more renewable power. As data center facilities are incredibly expensive to design, build, manage and maintain; attractive incentives, partnerships and sites are integral to the success of these projects. Utilities need to be prepared to address the needs of the data centers and the data center enterprise-end-user clients, while also internally preparing themselves for their own use of data centers for data storage and management, particularly as the inherent growth of smart cities infiltrate the power grid. Data center operators have to be in tune with both the needs of their end user clients as well as with the benefits of working with utilities to build a successful data center.
The 7th Annual Utilities and Data Centers Conference will take a holistic look at the data center and Utility relationship with an emphasis on sustainable success. We will provide perspectives, case studies, stories from the entire data center “ecosystem” (including utilities, data center owners and operators, enterprise-end-users and service and solution providers). We will share journeys and best practices as to how utilities can drive data center growth throughout their regions by tying-in resiliency and renewable energies, what data centers need from their utilities to ensure they are providing the best product to their enterprise customers and how utilities are attracting and retaining data centers through mission-critical reliability standards.