In 2018, colo providers will try their best to innovate to integrate with customers’ cloud environments and delivery models. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Mark W. Jobson, Director of Product Marketing for Iron Mountain’s data center business unit, discusses 2018 data center and colocation projections, and what the next year may hold for the two industries.
For the data center industry, when it comes to renewable energy we need to follow the principle we learned in our Intro to Economics class – caveat emptor or “let the buyer beware.” In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Phillip Sandino, Vice President of Data Center Operations at RagingWire Data Centers, examines how data centers can improve their renewable energy usage.
The beauty of open source is in the ecosystem of experts, specialists, and innovators who are sharing knowledge with each other, forging different routes to solve the same problem. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Aligned Energy’s Kirk Offel, explores the importance of vendors’ participation in data center design, build, and operation and the power of the ecosystem to reduce cost, increase speed, and make the data center more adaptive.
As IoT evolves, managing assets and white space remotely becomes more challenging. A comprehensive and reliable solution that works together to simplify operation, costs and labor, as well as allows for network expansion is key. In the edition of Voices of the Industry, Ashish Moondra, Senior Product Manager, Power, Electronics & Software, at Chatsworth Products, explores how to simplify data center operation in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT).
The need to deliver higher speeds is placing increasing demands on data center networks. To maximize throughput and density, recent considerations are favoring multi-fiber interfaces. Jim Young, Director of CommScope’s Enterprise Data Center division, explores how to choose the right multimode multi-fiber push on system — or MPO system — for your data center.
As businesses become more data-driven and the need for flexibility, safety and efficiency grows, data center managers must implement a system to monitor the health of their data center to keep processes running smooth and effectively. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Jeff Klaus, General Manager of Data Center Solutions at Intel, offers three tips for successful data health management for the coming year.
Edge data centers are cost-effective options that are just as mission critical as their traditional enterprise counterparts but have their own set of management challenges. Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software, explores challenges of edge data center deployments, the data and capabilities you need to effectively manage these data centers, and why DCIM software is a critical enabler for achieving success at the edge.
There is no question that the data center market is booming. And client expectations are changing as well. Brian Mattson, Vice President of Construction at RagingWire Data Centers, analyzes how to accelerate the pace of modern data center construction while staying under budget and improving quality.
It’s typical for a company to view energy procurement as simply another cost. Making the time to understand all of the options and what a company is buying is hard because of the complexity involved with the energy market. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Brian Frazier, Director of Energy Services for Stream Data Centers, outlines the benefits of energy procurement services.
The invention of disruptive technology illuminates the weaknesses in our IT strategies and old-school business models. Sherri Liebo, Senior Vice President, Marketing, at Digital Realty explores how disruptive technology is pushing digital transformation in today’s markets.