On 30th September 2015, a multitude of exhibitors from around the world descended upon Manchester’s Etihad Stadium to showcase their varying products and services for the Data Centre.
Data Centre Summit North brought together experts from the industry and allowed exhibitors to showcase the latest innovations in this field.
As event sponsors, Cannon Technologies were delighted to demonstrate the capabilities of our most recent technology. This included the highly acclaimed Cannon Globe Trotter; a fully transportable modular data centre. Exhibiting on Stand 13, members of our experienced team were at hand to discuss the many benefits as well as the exciting features of the Cannon Data Campus Range.
We were also particularly pleased to announce our Business Development Director, Glenn Conlon, had been invited to deliver a talk based on Modular Data Centres which is titled “Always Right Sized Modular Data Systems”. Designed not only to educate but also to encourage open debate and that was exactly what the talk did.
Sales of Modular Data Centres (MDC) are growing rapidly as the time to production shrinks and cash flow improves. The MDC is spreading across geographies and genres, as the new building process is adopted in an increasing number of countries, vertical markets and sizes of data centre, says a new report Global Prefabricated and Pre-engineered Modular Data Centre Forecast 2013-2018, from market watcher 451 Research. The analyst forecast global revenues of $4bn by 2018 for MDC products, which represents a five-year CAGR of 30.1%.
"MDC technology is generally a superior deliverer of data centre capacity compared to traditional brick-and-mortar facilities,” explained Glenn. If datacentre owners are not even considering modular components for expansion and new builds, they risk significant disadvantages, Glenn warned.
Pre-built or pre-engineered data centre units are perceived as solutions for remote microsites, temporary capacity or quick builds for disaster recovery sites. That was probably true in the past, but MDC can now cope with all eventualities, Glenn explains. “Whether it’s medium or large enterprise, or a multi-tenant operator, a few racks or multiple megawatts, there are relevant MDC designs already available,” said Glenn, “modularity doesn't necessitate small enclosed individual modules. Our designers are free to create structures of virtually any size.”
We would like to thank all those that attended the conference day and we do hope that you enjoyed the presentations.
If you missed Glenn Conlon’s presentation or would like to view it again, please click here to download the slideshow.
Should you wish to learn more about Cannon Technologies innovative Data Centre Solutions, please click here. Or call Glenn Conlon on 07866 900 573 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org – he’ll be delighted to hear from you.