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.
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.
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.
As cloud technology and its users’ needs continue to transform, hybrid cloud environments have become increasingly top of mind from the c-level down. Enterprises are looking at optimal ways for leveraging cloud technology to further their growth and innovation. Tom Prosia, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at LightEdge Solutions, explores the hybrid solution center model and what’s behind hybrid cloud environments’ popularity among today’s business leadership.
The colocation providers that will succeed in attracting new clients will need to offer more complex services, add more value to SLAs and provide stronger support for IT migrations. Greg Myers, Marketing Manager at Vertiv, explains how future colocation success will be built upon expanded offerings, faster scalability and stronger migration support.
The best colocation providers will have strong strategies for preventing outages and mitigating potential risks that can also impact availability. Robert McClary, Chief Operating Officer at FORTRUST, shares some of the ways partnering with reliable colocation providers reduces risk for unplanned outages and more.
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.