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DCD>Debate: Will the data center supply chain ever be improved, or is this just a fantasy?

Time and time again, data center projects are faced with supply chain constraints, rising prices, and increased paperwork. Despite the best efforts of many, problems continue to plague the sector. Often a new solution, technology, or ‘buzzword’ arrives on the scene and promises to solve many problems, but which of these are effective: have any of them stuck?

So why is this? Are people afraid of the unknown: lacking effective data collection and focus? Has too much time been spent on ‘snowflake’ designs? Can any solution, such as value engineering, be the silver bullet that companies are desperate for? To put it another way: are ongoing supply chain issues simply a fact of data center life?

Held under Chatham House Rule, DCD>Debates are open discussions led by a panel of experts, on the biggest issues to face the industry.