The inexorable rise of hyperscale cloud is creating capacity demands that push every part of the supply chain to the limit. With rumoured take-up projections of 500MW plus for 2019 in Europe alone, what could break and when?

DCD>London kicks off the conference programme at London's prestigious Old Billingsgate riverside venue, with an epic debate on the great capacity challenge of our time. We are convening some of the foremost experts that represent each part of the hyperscale ecosystem, to explore how extreme capacity requirements are changing deployment models, ownership models, expectations and to ask where this leaves the rest of the industry.

”We’re predicting an explosion of demand next year from the hyperscalers across Europe, they’re going to start building campuses on the land they’ve been buying to feed their demand growth forecast for 2020,” says Andrew Jay, CBRE, “Total European demand is going to dwarf 2018 which has already been a record breaking year”

Andrew Lawrence of Uptime Research will lead the all-star cast that includes Jim Smith, head of Equinix’s hyperscale business, Dave Johnson, CEO of Schneider Electric’s IT business, Joe Kava, head of data centers for Google, Phil Coutts, director of construction at Mace and Andrew Jay, who leads CBREs data center advisory business.

“It’s no secret that all the big hyperscalers are aggressively expanding their data centre capacity. But the scale of this build out, and the full impact on this on the entire industry, is not widely understood and yet has to be fully felt,” adds Andy Lawrence. “And it’s not just about scale: there is a cluster of disruptive changes and innovations in the field of critical infrastructure that will leave the industry looking very different in ten year’s time.”