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 center industry.

Our Data Center Executive Roundtable for the First Quarter of 2024 asked for our four industry leaders' considerations on topics including:

  • Ideas about the most significant ways whereby the unprecedented growth in digital infrastructure for AI and the cloud, and attendant core concerns surrounding cooling, power and sustainability, are giving rise to new paradigms for data center design.
  • Finding out whether the data center industry is approaching a similar inflection point for the expansion of edge and prefab modular facilities to meet hyperscale capacity and compute demands, as it did last year with the expansion of data center rack power densities in response to the wave of heightened expectations for generative AI and liquid cooling uptake.
  • Asking whether data center developers’ short-term investment is keeping pace with the level of hype versus the actual deployment of a range of data center liquid cooling technologies. And if not, when the industry can expect to see these vectors comprehensively converge.
  • Probing the junction between complex challenges in North American data center supply chains and delivery timelines in 2024, and the how the formation of creative industry alliances and acquisitions can facilitate solutions.

Here is the full question and answer session, organized by topic:

Here are links to the individual Q&A summaries for each of our distinguished panel members:

The conversation is moderated by Data Center Frontier Editor in Chief Matt Vincent.

Thanks to all of our executive participants for sharing their time and insights!



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About the Author

Matt Vincent

A B2B technology journalist and editor with more than two decades of experience, Matt Vincent is Editor in Chief of Data Center Frontier.

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