Home to London, Europe’s major financial services centre, the United Kingdom is also the Continent’s leading interconnection hub. In recent years, the UK has maintained its position as the key marketplace for data centres across Europe because of the rapidly increasing usage of applications powered by cloud service providers. Looking to the future, we can anticipate an increased demand for data centre space from the enterprise sector that will only strengthen the UK’s digital ecosystem, maintaining its dominance as a European data centre destination.

These and other trends will be explored at Datacloud UK 2018, which for the first time in its eleven-year history will be colocated with the Finance and Investment Forum 2018. The event takes place January 31 – February 1, 2018, at the London Marriot Hotel Grosvenor Square. Datacloud UK is unique in that it brings together enterprise customers with the leadership of data centre and cloud players, service providers, hosting, colocation and managed services companies. Moreover, the Finance and Investment Forum has long been recognized as the only annual international meeting point for investors, operators, professional intermediaries and legal counsel focused on the data centre and cloud sectors.

Datacloud UK will showcase facilities, services, power availability and growth forecasts for the UK data centre industry which takes on special significance as competitor markets, including Frankfurt and Paris, vie for post-Brexit opportunities. The 2018 event will also provide increased focus on global opportunities and the impact of cloud and the edge.

Datacloud UK opens with a keynote from Lara Lewington, a presenter and journalist with BBC Click. The day then proceeds with a host of informative panels and presentations, including “Cloud in a Constantly Connected World – Strategy, Security and Market Maturity,” featuring executives from Microsoft, Red Hat, Willis Towers Watson and the Lloyds Banking Group; the “Enterprise End User Panel,” with thought-leaders from such companies as IBM, the Ford Motor Company and Sky UK; and “Brexit and the Data Center Sector – Legal and Regulatory Implications,” with key decision-makers and influencers from legal firms Charles Russell Speechlys and DLA Piper, trade association TechUK, 4D Data Centres and Aruba Cloud.

Likewise, the Finance and Investment Forum has in store many must-attend speakers and panels, including Emiliano Cevenini, Vice President, Power Sales and Business Development, EMEA, Vertiv, who will give a presentation titled “Optimising Usage to Drive Energy Cost Savings in the Data Center,” and “Colocation Market Analysis,” featuring Tim Anker, Founder and Director of Colo-X, the Colocation Exchange, and Adam Eaton, Regional Sales Director of Pulsant.

Datacloud UK 2018 and the Finance and Investment Forum sponsors include Vertiv, Charles Russell Speechlys, Rittal, Future Facilities, StarLine, MultigridDatacenter People, Bicsi, European Data Center Association, Net Training, Tech UK, Code of Conduct Data Centers, ECO, WiredRE, Globeron, GDPR Awareness Coalition, Colocation Market Quarterly, and Data Economy. The event is produced by BroadGroup, an international consulting company tracking data centre, cloud, IT Infrastructure markets and investment.

To learn more about Datacloud UK 2018 and the Finance and Investment Forum visit www.dataclouduk.com. To register for the event, click here.