Use of Artificial Intelligence machines in the data centre to be explored at Datacloud Europe 2017

Datacloud Europe, a networking and deal-making event for EMEA data centre and cloud leaders will explore the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the data centre industry during a special Disruption and Data Centres session. The event will be held in Monaco from June 6-8th 2017.

AI is being developed in conjunction with data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) technologies to analyse power, cooling and capacity as well as the overall health and status of systems in data centre computing environments. Many hyperscale data centre providers, including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are experimenting with AI systems for energy efficiency improvements or problem solving within complex data centre infrastructures.

“The potential for AI to cut the power consumption of datacentres is an area of growing interest in the industry after Google’s machine-learning trial with Deepmind, the British AI company it bought in 2014, proved it was possible to cut the total energy usage at the technology-giant’s vast data centres fleet by 15%,” commented Philip Low, chairman BroadGroup.

Philip Low

“Datacloud Europe plans to take the conversation one step further and explore how AI might affect the way IT is delivered and its likely impact on the enterprise”.

The special Disruption and Data Centres session on AI use in the data centre will be presented by Mark Thiele, chief strategy officer Apcera in the central theatre on the 7th June 2017.

“AI has the double-edged potential to create a true brain for the data centre and associated demand management and placement while at the same time driving much of the new demand for services. As new business models are created through the use of AI you can be certain that there will be an associated impact on data centre demand,” added Mark Thiele, chief strategy officer Apcera.

“As the volume of demand increases in combination with the assumption of best placement, most efficient use, being green and cost effective all in real time it will become even more critical that what happens in the data centre be driven by realtime automated decision making and enablement through AI. How you deploy, where you deploy, when you deploy, how long you stay there, will all be decided by AI and going forward this has enormous ramifications for how we plan.”

Mark Thiele

Datacloud Europe 2017 promises to be the most extensive so far with 180 expert speakers addressing new agenda setting enterprise hot topics including blockchain, open source, data centre automation, software defined everything, data analytics – and emergence of “fast data”, Internet of Everything, artificial intelligence and VR, webscale impact, modular, use of edge computing within the IoE environment, and finance and investment.

The widely regarded and industry leading 10th Datacloud Awards with a gala awards ceremony and dinner hosted by a special celebrity guest will take place on the evening of 6th June. The Awards will recognise excellence and innovation across the industry.

Comment on this article below or via Twitter: @IoTNow_ OR @jcIoTnow


9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, iot home automation is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more

AND Technology Research and University of Essex join forces to develop self-powering, battery-less IoT device powered by AI

Posted on: September 24, 2021

Purpose-led technology company, AND Technology Research, is announcing a new partnership with computer scientists from the University of Essex to explore new ways of reducing the amount of power a device needs, while at the same time using energy harvesting techniques to produce truly self-powering devices.

Read more

How can IoT optimise the bearing supply chain?

Posted on: September 24, 2021

In 2020, stock management issues were estimated to cost UK manufacturers 66 billion GBP  because of disruption caused by the pandemic. Consequently, the quest to improve efficiency, cut waste and enhance supply chain operations is one that suppliers know all too well. Here Chris Johnson, managing director at miniature bearings specialist SMB Bearings, explains how the Internet of Things

Read more