Bird & Bird at DatacenterDynamics Converged in Frankfurt



Alexander Duisberg, co-head of Bird & Bird’s international IT sector group, participated in a panel discussion on outsourcings to data centres at DatacenterDynamics Converged in Frankfurt on 22 October 2012.

The panel discussion was attended by some of the leading figures within the data centre community and provided a useful platform to promote our international knowledge on outsourcing in this area.

DatacenterDynamics Converged offered insight from the world’s industry-leading practitioners on how to optimise internal and external IT requirements from a business perspective. The conference explored the strategic options for data centre outsourcing, weighing up the economic benefits, the risks and the performance characteristics against those of doing it yourself. Frankfurt is traditionally known for its financial institutions, but also for industries including insurance, telecommunications, gaming, e-commerce and the traditional "Mittelstand"; all expressing high demand for managed hosting and cloud services. This has driven demand within the datacentre industry for innovation: upgrading existing and building new and more efficient datacentres.

Bird & Bird have been advising on data centre projects for almost two decades, working with developers, investors, operators and end users. Offering expert advice on a range of issues relating to corporate, commercial, real estate, environmental, construction, IP, IT, cloud computing and tax law. We genuinely considered to be market leaders in this complex area and have significant experience of advising international clients on a range of domestic and cross boarder projects. We have an in-depth understanding of the particular opportunities, risks and pressures facing our data centre clients, and have helped multiple clients to successfully deliver many millions of square feet of data centre space in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Ireland, Finland, France, Singapore and across Central and Eastern Europe.

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