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CyrusOne Connects – Ep 5 Supply Chain Instability: Meeting Customer Demand

February 13, 2023

Faced with a shortage of people, equipment and materials, the supply chain is a notable and increasing concern for many industries – and the data center industry is no exception.

According to a report from the advisory organization, Uptime Institute, the pandemic, extreme weather and political instability have all contributed to disrupting global supply chains. Furthermore, a survey conducted for the report indicates that suppliers believe the problems within the supply chain will continue over the next two years for critical data center products and services.

With the data center industry experiencing significant demand and growth, the ambitions and opportunities within the sector remain high; however, the sector may be forced to alter schedules and plans if supply chain issues persist. The industry will need to demonstrate its resilience and creativity to meet the enormous demand, particularly regarding personnel, equipment and construction.

In episode five we are delighted to introduce Andy Isaacs, Vice President, Procurement, at CyrusOne and Dan Ayley, Director, Global Head of Industrial, Science & Technology at Turner & Townsend to the podcast.

Guided by our Host, Matthew Pullen, EVP & MD Europe at CyrusOne we present an honest and realistic view on the impact the supply chain challenges are having on the data center industry and offer practical guidance on how to navigate them.

We hope you enjoy this thought-provoking discussion with actionable advice, and thank you for listening. We’d love to hear your thoughts, so please don’t forget to like, share, comment and subscribe.

Andy Isaacs, Vice President, Procurement, CyrusOne
Dan Ayley, Director, Global Head of Industrial, Science & Technology, Turner & Townsend

Further Reading:
Turner & Townsend 2022 Data Center Cost Index