AFRICA – Aligning operations & maintenance with global best practices

November 18, 2020
06:00

Africa is recognised for its ability to leapfrog innovation, learn and adapt from global experiences. When it comes to data center and digital infrastructure operations and maintenance, however, there’s no shortcut or alternative to requirements and best practices. In this talk, we discuss bringing Africa up to speed, quickly, with global operations and maintenance best practices allowing its burgeoning digital economy to flourish, attract investment, and generate lasting value. Areas we’ll address include talent and skills, processes and unique requirements in context and more.

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Based on the Africa Data Centres Association white paper available here: http://africadca.org/en/ Timi Vadeyi takes us through: – A look at sustainable cooling technologies for greener data centres – Adopting effective control systems – The need for power and cooling maintenance skills to enable Africa as the next digital growth frontier
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This session provides a quick overview of Engie and of the Orange Group Services data center in Abidjan. David Morvant explains how the highest level of data center best practices and standards are met to ensure continuity of service in all circumstances and tells us about preventive maintenance across buildings, electrical substations,, cooling, security surveillance… We hear how Engie leverages its expertise to provide world-class data center operations and maintenance management and what the future of the data center landscape in West Africa could hold.
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In this first part of the panel, Kristen Vosmaer of Salute Mission Critical and Sunday Opadijo of Rack Centre discuss ares relating to skills in data center operations and maintenance in Africa. We look at where the greatest needs are, How to drive teams and maintain up-to-date skillsets, As well as advice, best practices and why the future is bright for African digital infrastructure talent.
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In this second part of the panel, Kristen Vosmaer of Salute Mission Critical and Sunday Opadijo of Rack Centre discuss operations and maintenance best practices, looking into: How Africa compares to a global benchmark, What the main challenges are And guidance to overcome these.
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In this panel, Stéphane Duproz of Africa Data Centres and Chioma Odum of Arravo talk about skills in the context of data center operations and maintenance covering: The unique challenges for Africa, What is needed to ensure access to sufficient skills across the continent And solutions to enable this.
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In this part of the panel, Stéphane Duproz of Africa Data Centres and Chioma Odum of Arravo discuss operations and maintenance best practices, addressing: How Africa compares to the rest of the world in terms of challenges in data center operations and maintenance, Global and regional best practices and how to meet them And setting Africa up to become the next digital powerhouse.
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