The demand for IT resources is constantly increasing, with new workloads, users and data growing at an astounding rate. IT leaders must perform careful capacity planning to ensure adequate resources are available and service performance is maintained. And with disruptive technologies like virtualisation, Cloud solutions, mobile applications, IoT, software-defined infrastructure and converged infrastructures all changing the face of the datacentre, there is mounting pressure from IT to ensure technologies are integrated and managed properly. This exclusive roundtable highlighted the trends shaping the datacentre of today and into the future, from energy efficiencies to colocation and Cloud, while also examining opportunities and key challenges facing service providers in this highly competitive market. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, MIKE GEE.