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Data Centre workshop with Digital Realty, followed by Launch of LINX at Digital Chessington

21st October 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


ISPA is running a workshop for members with an interest in data centres and hosting.








As data becomes more important, the workshop will be looking at 'the Future Data Centre', and the future challenges and opportunities for data centre operators and hosts. How will data get from the rack to the consumer? What are the current and future security and privacy issues? What will the business model be?

The free workshop, hosted at Digital Realty’s data centre in Chessington, will feature a panel and Q&A on connectivity, broadband and operational issues, with a second panel on the legal and liability issues for those hosting content.  A networking lunch and tour of the data centre are included. Please note that you will need photo ID to access the Digital Realty site.

To attend please RSVP to admin@ispa.org.uk



13:00-13:40 Lunch and networking

13:40-13:40 Welcome and introductions from Digital Realty

13:40-14:45 The Future Data centre


  • Ambrose McNevin, Editor in Chief, Computer Business Review (Chair)
  • Rob Bath, Vice President Engineering, Digital Realty
  • Alex Cruz-Farmer, Technical Director, C4L
  • Leeland Pavey, COO,  Zayo Group

Topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Connectivity and physical/data security
  • Energy and cost management
  • Business models

14:45-1450 Break

14:50- 15:30 Data centre and hosting liability


  • Neil Cattermull, Director, Compare the Cloud (Chair)
  • Ronnie Preiskel, Partner, Preiskel & Co.
  • Malcolm Hutty, Head of Public Affairs, LINX
  • Chris Wood, CEO, Amatis Networks
  • Richard Harris , Travelers Insurance

Topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Who’s responsible for data and content?
  • Update on DRIPA and other legislation
  • Online copyright infringement and liability regime
  • The Data Protection Regulation

15:30-15:45 Potential ESCROW agreements for customer data

A potential new service for ISPA members, an ESCROW agreement for hosts and data centres to ensure customer access to data should a service provider cease trading.

Speaker: Chris Wood, CEO, Amatis Networks

15:45-16:30 Tour of data centre and end

16:30 -18:30

 Launch of LINX at Digital Chessington London. To register for this, please click here.

To attend the launch of LINX at Digital Chessington, please visit the dedicated Digital Realty website.



21st October 2014
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Digital Realty Data Centre
Cox Lane
Chessington, KT9 1SJ
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