August 29, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
London & Singapore, 29 August 2007 – The Green Data Centre Workshop, forming part of the forthcoming Internet Data Centres Asia summit taking place in Singapore 27-28 September 2007 ( will focus on new technologies as well as the practical implement of Green in the data centre facility.

BroadGroup, who produced the recent report, The Evolution of Green Data Centres – A Practical Guide – and is the researcher and producer of the summit, has announced that the workshop will address how green and sustainable should data centres become. A briefing will be provided by Peter Samain, Director of Mission Critical Facilities at global consultancy ARUP. Mr Samain will review the drivers and global trends in green, and the impact of current and upcoming legislation worldwide. He will also deliver a review of Green Technologies including heat pumps, solar DHWS, PV, wind turbines, CHP, CCHP, biofuels, and fuel cell solutions, what they are, and their benefits and downsides.

Eugene Zaid, Data Centre Strategy Manager, Westpac Banking Corporation, Australia will provide the second part of the workshop which will offer a practical guide to adopting Green Practices and Technologies in the data centre.

Greening is among the most critical factors impacting the current growth of data centres in tandem with Power and Cooling and presenting significant challenges as user transaction demand is accelerating and MNCs continue to move into Asia. Data centres in the region will begin to encounter the impact of greening particularly as CSR requirements by multinational firms are included in outsourcing specifications. In addition, global pressures to reduce carbon emissions, curtail energy requirements, introduce green technologies and comply with a raft of legislative and regulatory requirements, now demands new thinking about the future of data centre businesses.

IDCA will aim to answer many of these critical questions as well as deliver insight into business models, investment decisions, markets, pricing and cost trends, issues of security, gaming, content, evolving user requirements, as well as virtualisation, power and cooling.

“The summit is fundamentally different because it is a regional Asian event, and therefore provides both operators, enterprises, technology providers and regulators with a valuable opportunity to network, but also to gain insight into what is happening across the economies of the whole region, rather than just one country,” commented Philip Low, managing director at BroadGroup.

Sponsors of the summit include Tyco Electronics / AMP Netconnect, Active Power, Force 10 Networks, Panduit, Webvisions, CS Technologies, Chloride and EPI. The event is also endorsed by the Economic Development Board of Singapore.