Mauritius tries to entice data centre operators to set up shop on the island by showcasing their technological offerings.
Data Centre Strategies, an international conference and exhibition taking place in Mauritius over the period of September 30 to October 1 will profile a new sea water cooling system for data centres.
As data centres are in constant need of a reliable power supply and cooling system, the Mauritius Eco-Park project will aim to exploit the position of the island, which is on the path of a deep sea current, through technologies that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.
The temperature profile of the deep water around the island may enable seawater air-conditioning (SWAC), already implemented in Hawaii and Curacao.
The Board of Investment Mauritius, is bringing together enterprise CIOs, IT Directors and Data Centre Owners and Investors from overseas, to showcase the opportunity for a secure data centre disaster recovery system and their advantageous location for new facilities.
“Mauritius is ideally positioned at the crossroads of Africa, Asia and Australia and outside major earthquake ridges,” commented Philip Low, managing director at BroadGroup, who are researchers and producers of the event. “The island is also well known as a major financial and infocom hub. Being relatively remote but well-connected to the world is a major attribute for the island-nation to position itself as a disaster recovery and business continuity destination.”
Visit the official conference website for more details.