In this event, you will learn what a data centre is, understand the latest trends in energy-efficient data centre design and practice.

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Data centres are a critical part of the modern world, but they also consume a lot of energy.

In this event, you will learn what a data centre is, understand the latest trends in energy-efficient data centre design and practice. In particular Reduction And Re-use of Energy in Institutional Data Centres (RARE-IDC). You will learn about Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) to understand energy efficiency and the environmental impact of data centres.

In this talk the speaker will share their experience of designing and implementing an energy-efficient data centre for the University of Hertfordshire (aptly the venue for this event).

This event is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning more about energy-efficient data centres. Whether you are a data centre operator, designer, IT professional, system administrator or student you will find this event to be of interest.

About the speaker

Steve Bowes-Phipps AUH MBCS BSc (Hons)

Steve Bowes-Phipps AUH MBCS BSc (Hons) is Vice President EMEA Data Centres and Cloud – State Street Bank and Trust and Board Advisor with the Data Centre Alliance.

Steve is a Vice President at State Street Bank and Trust and plays a leadership role in developing and maintaining State Street Digital Infrastructures. Alumni of University of Hertfordshire (and formerly Hatfield Polytechnic), worked at UH over 7 years (2007-2014). Over 25 years experience running Data Centres, 35 years in IT. Worked in Higher Education, IT Consulting, Financial Services, Computer OEM, SMEs and local government. BTEC accreditation to Data Centre Design Professional status. Heavily involved in ‘greening’ IT at a national and international level. Steve is an international speaker, has been awarded several multi-national awards for Data Centre innovation and efficiency. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Data Centre Alliance and contributes to international Standards, sitting on various committees.

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This event is brought to you by: BCS Hertfordshire branch

Hybrid event: Green Data Centres
Date and time
Wednesday 19 April, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
University of Hertfordshire
Forum Lecture Hall
College Lane Campus
AL10 9AB
This event is sold out