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Episode 08: The Impact of the Global Pandemic on the Digital Ecosystem

With LINX's Richard Petrie

In the latest episode of Digital Centre’s podcast series, host Omer Wilson talks with Richard Petrie, CTO and Executive Director at the London Internet Exchange (LINX) on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the digital ecosystem.

Omer and Richard touch on how LINX coped with the challenges arising from the growth in traffic demand during the lockdown period and how important it is to have the infrastructure preparedness to meet those demands. They also discuss whether data centres infrastructures need to make more radical changes to support network provisioning and what would the global footprint and coverage of the London Internet Exchange will look like in 2021.

Omer and Richard also touch on whether the Internet accessibility support systems were pushed to the limit during the peak period of consumption, and what role will AI, IoT and 5G play in the coming months in regards to the changing digital ecosystem.

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Data Centre 4.0: The future of the Digital Ecosystem

In this podcast series from Digital Centre, Data Centre Leader expert and APAC-based Marketer, Omer Wilson will be in conversation with Technology and Industry Experts on the future of the data centre.

Today’s tech-fuelled transformation era is putting traditional data centres under unprecedented pressure. This pressure is coming from businesses, users and consumers – from every physical, virtual and cloud-centric angle. What does the future hold for the data centre?

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