Businesses interested in expanding their footprint into international markets look to obtain the benefits of such growth, but they also face challenges in making that expansion occur successfully. Most companies have a multitude of local colocation providers from which they can choose, but they should find a reliable one that can get them the most secure and effective point-to-point connections for expanding IT. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Michael Levy, Global Colocation Product Manager at CenturyLink, takes a look at the role data centers and colocation providers play in businesses expanding IT into international markets.
Voice of the Industry
Our Voice of the Industry feature showcases guest articles on thought leadership. Education is part of our mission at Data Center Frontier. With Voices of the Industry, we tap the experience of data center executives on the front lines of innovation and market dynamics, and share their insights with our readers.
An adaptive network infrastructure offers tremendous benefits in terms of cost, reliability, and flexibility. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Rajendran Avadaiappan, Chief Information Officer at Aligned Data Centers, explains the role and responsibilities of the network in an adaptive data center.
Fast-changing business needs—such as mergers and acquisitions, regulatory changes, the need to remotely access data, and security changes—can necessitate a data center migration. But with a data center migration come numerous challenges, such as application or other dependencies, poorly defined data requirements, distributed data and applications, lack of expertise or management support, and others. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, David Mettler, IO Data Centers vice president of sales and market director for the United States, discusses how best to overcome data center migration challenges with a planned approach.
Like many farmers of the last century who resisted the move to larger, more productive farming methods, many business leaders cling to an old IT illusion that they still need to design, build and manage a private data center. Why is it that so many businesses have not yet evolved their thinking to align with new strategic opportunities of efficiently and effectively building a data center? Read on as Gary Wojtaszek, President and CEO of CyrusOne, explains the benefits of the build-to-suit data center.
New Year’s resolutions look a little different than your average diet or new fitness goal for data center operators. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Jeff Klauss, General Manager of Data Center Software Solutions at Intel, covers New Year’s resolutions for data center managers and operators and what should be top of mind for 2017.
Many edge computing sites could be “unmanned” or “lights out,” requiring a remote management strategy. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Ashish Moondra, Senior Product Manager, Power, Electronics & Software, at Chatsworth Products explains white space management of Edge compute sites through a cabinet ecosystem.
If there is one technology innovation capturing the attention of IT leaders and CFOs alike, it’s hyper-convergence in the data center. Fortunately, a new breed of data centers is emerging that fully support hyper-converged infrastructures—in fact, they were built for it. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Jake Ring, CEO of dcBLOX, explains why hyper-convergence in the data center is front of mind for many of today’s IT leaders and explores the new data centers emerging that support hyper-converged infrastructure.
Early planning is critical in data center deployments, and all key stakeholders should have a chance to give input. In this this edition of “Voices of the Industry,” Samir Shah, Chief of Staff at BASELAYER, covers three of the top considerations when adding data center capacity.
Most data centers have a wide variety of assets, and a dashboard will give you an at-a-glance view of what you have, how much you have, and the current status of each asset so you can accurately plan for upcoming maintenance and provisioning of assets. Read on as Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software, explores the top dashboards and KPIs that help every modern data center boost productivity and efficiency.
To build a great data center, a design template must be tailored to its location. James Leach, Vice President of Marketing at RagingWire Data Centers, explains the key considerations in tailoring your data center to the unique aspects of its site and location.