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Wednesday, February 8 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Sustainable Data Centres: Practical examples of how open source technologies helps on the journey to sustainability - Jon Laban, European Director, Open Compute Project Foundation

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In my story I shall compare and contrast proprietary vendor solutions with prosumer driven open source cloud native data centres and telecommunication infrastructures.

I will provide examples of 90% dematerialisation of data centre ICT hardware and explain how this relates to slashing whole life carbon emissions.

I shall make the case that Circular Economy of ICT hardware is only achievable through open source hardware and software by unlocking proprietary vendor control and built in obsolescence.

Touching briefly on Data Centre CHC (Combined Heat Compute) I will demonstrate how a wider open source systems view which deeply integrates previously closed siloed utilities reduces financial costs and environmental impact.

Lastly taking a wider view of Sustainability ( Environmental, Social & Economic) I will produce  research evidence that shows gender diversity is a factor in decarbonisation performance of organisations.

I shall strive to inform, educate and entertain, and implant at least one new and useful idea in every one's mind.

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Jon Laban

OCP Foundation
connecting dots in the open source collaborative commons to optimise data centre decarbonisation

Wednesday February 8, 2023 1:00pm - 1:30pm GMT
Burton & Redgrave, 2nd Floor Queen Elizabeth II Centre