Executive Roundtable

The Data Center Frontier Executive Roundtable is a feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of the data center industry, and where it is headed. At the close of each quarter, we convene a conversation between a group of experienced executives from the data center, colocation and cloud computing industries. The questions change to address the latest industry developments, including trends in data center design, site selection, cooling and business models.
Data Center Frontier

Roundtable Recap: Probing AI Data Center Designs; Edge and Modular Focus; Liquid Cooling Poll; Creative Supply Chain Strategies

March 26, 2024
Our Data Center Executive Roundtable for the First Quarter of 2024 asked for our five industry leaders' opinions and reasoned takes on four key trends in the contemporary data...

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Unpacking CDU Motors: It’s Not Just About Redundancy

May 15, 2024
Matt Archibald, Director of Technical Architecture at nVent, explores methods for controlling coolant distribution units (CDU), the "heart" of the liquid cooling system.
JLL

Data Center Insights: Sean Farney of JLL

March 26, 2024
JLL's VP of Data Center Strategy for the Americas is a champion of adaptive reuse as a proven strategy to address the constraints on digital infrastructure and sustainability....
Kohler Co.

Data Center Insights: Ian Golter, Kohler Co.

March 26, 2024
Golter, Kohler Co.'s Engineered Solutions Manager for Datacenters, believes that new paradigms for data center design will be based on data center location.
CoolIT Systems

Data Center Insights: Brandon Peterson, CoolIT Systems

March 26, 2024
CoolIT Systems' Senior VP of Business Development feels that from a sustainability perspective, data centers moving toward liquid-to-liquid coolant distribution units will see...
Stream Data Centers

Data Center Insights: Stuart Lawrence, Stream Data Centers

March 26, 2024
Stream Data Centers' VP of Product Innovation and Sustainability feels that with current nationwide power constraints, all geographies are being viewed as possible new large-scale...
CyrusOne

Data Center Insights: Eric Schwartz, CyrusOne

March 26, 2024
CyrusOne's CEO observed that new data center designs incorporate more elements for future flexibility, particularly in support of new cooling technologies and increasing power...
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Roundtable: Where North American Data Center Supply Chain Challenges Meet Creative Industry Alliances

March 21, 2024
In the final installment of our Q1 Executive Roundtable, five industry leaders probe the junction between complex challenges with North American data center supply chains and ...
Microsoft

Roundtable: Gauging the Level of Data Center Liquid Cooling Expectations

March 20, 2024
We asked our Executive Roundtable for their opinions on the effect of the AI tsunami generating a wave of GPU-driven liquid cooling expectations for data centers.