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Day 1: Green Data Center Conference, London Cloud computing, site selection and buzz!

From Jan Wiersma, Technical Director, EvoSwitch at GDCON, London

Datacenter discussions have begun, meetings are taking place and there was a cloud computing buzz in the air as the pre-summit workshops took place yesterday at Green Data Center Conference in London. It was a hardcore of industry enthusiasts, including myself, who yesterday attended the first 3 hour workshop of the day, on Cloud 101, with Tim Crawford at All Covered. The content largely resonated with what I have spoken about before on this blog, which is that the hype around cloud computing and virtualisation is now dying out the industry and its clients are getting realistic. In my view, theres a mixed reaction among datacenter companies. Some are worried about the effect on traditional colocation services, while others see it as an opportunity to provide additional services in provisioning for the cloud. Either way you look at it, the market is definitely moving!

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EvoSwitch attending the Green Data Center Conference in London

Here at EvoSwitch we are very proud to officially be a 100% carbon-neutral datacenter. We know that its really important to our customers that we do everything we can to minimize our energy-usage and keep our carbon footprint as low as possible, as highlighted by our Green Fan Program.

These datacenter values are central to the Green Data Center Conference, which takes place this week from 25th 27th October. Held in London, the conference addresses issues and trends affecting green datacenters across Europe. It provides attendees the chance to connect with leading datacenter and IT executives across the three-day program of workshops, presentations and networking receptions. Offering a unique opportunity for the datacenter industry, the conference will bring together industry spokespeople and corporate delegates to address the latest environmental trends and considerations affecting datacenters today, such as power usage, cooling, and modular building.

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Amsterdam holds the key as gateway to Europe for US hosting providers

At EvoSwitch were seeing that global hosting providers and corporate customers are increasingly looking to meet the demands of now truly global businesses by providing an efficient, local infrastructure. Europe remains a huge market for businesses growing internationally and for traditional services, but especially those that have an integrally online element.

Cloud-based computing, a major driver for colocation and remote hosting, is top of the in-tray for many CIOs. In response, we are seeing that many organizations that serve end users across multiple regions are asking themselves if they should move or colocate their servers. Theres no denying that there are a variety of factors that heavily influence this decision – such as space, availability, cost, accessibility, and legislation and regulation – making it quite a complex business.

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