Perth Cloud & Datacenter Convention 2023
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W.Media’s Cloud and Datacenter Convention Arrives in Perth!
Perth is evolving fast into a key data center hub as Western Australia’s economy continues to outpace those of other States. This strength is due in part to the mining industry which contributed just under half of Western Australia’s GSP (gross State product) in 2020/21.
Growth is represented also by the location of Perth as the key point of access for the growing interaction between Australia and nations around the Indian Ocean.
The W.Media convention will look therefore at what lies ahead for datacenters and cloud in the West and how they will meet the changing requirements of different production and service sectors. Attention will be given to how the evolution of networks and local computing capability is driving digitalization in the key mining sector. and in the delivery of regional and remote services.
We will consider these and associated key issues facing enterprise and providers via keynotes and discussion panels delivered by local, national and international experts. This will be supplemented by the exhibition and demonstration of critical equipment, solutions and systems.
Stay tuned for venue, sponsor and speaker announcements in early 2023.
Data growth is projected to be significant, continuing and increasingly to include larger and more complex data sets. These and other factors will present challenges to data center operations. This session will look also at relevant technologies and solutions.
What are some of the key developments in services and solutions that we can expect to see come onto the market in coming years? And which will contribute most to the challenges faced by enterprise across Western Australia? How will they do so?
Digital reach across the State will be a key factor in future economic growth and social inclusion. How will future demand be planned and met for the key mining sector as well as for service providers across the state? Which systems and technologies will enable this?
The cooling challenge is one of the longest established and most intractable in the data center universe – more demand leads to higher densities which require more cooling and heat removal. Will it always be like this? And if it will be, how will technologies and practices need to evolve?
Mining as an industry factors in risk at all stages of its activity – from the exploration and discovery of opportunities, through site development, extraction and production, processing, transportation and site remediation/rehabilitation. Risk evaluation builds in a number of perspectives – site geology, investment and return, legislative changes, safety issues, other disruptions. How is data and evidence impacting these areas of risk? And how will digital capability impact moving forward?
WA’s large size and the dispersion of key economic activity away from the population centres of the south-west creates the need for digital infrastructure to service more remote communities and projects. What role is edge to cloud playing in this and will it play?
Hyperscale in W.A.? How prepared is the state for the expansion of hyperscale? How will this impact the industry state-wide?
Data centers have long been accustomed to scrutiny of their energy consumption. Now, the focus has moved outside the data center to supply and procurement practices and beyond operation to the whole of the facility life. How can all of this be tracked and managed? And what, maybe, is next?
The datacenter sector is growing in Western Australia to support a strong economy and population increase. Datacenter growth is dependent on access to the necessary resources – power, water, skills, among others. What is the current state of play in relation to the availability (and cost) of these resources into datacenters and what is the outlook for the future?
West Australia’s high-performing, mixed economy and its export focus indicates some basis for parallel growth locally in the requirement for datacenter services. in which sectors are the opportunities for future growth most evident?