Over the past year, the IT industry has experienced significant challenges and has faced them head on with rapid shifts in the way we work. Chief Executive Officer Chris Downie leads a round-up of some of Flexential’s top tech predictions for the coming year.
Voices of the Industry
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Given that the IT infrastructure of today nearly always spans outside of a centralized model, the challenge is how to manage an incredibly fluid, frequently mixed, and deeply cloud-enabled landscape – from desktop to data center, to edge, to the cloud. Jim Dowson of Park View Managed Services, deliberates how some IT Asset Management (ITAM) tools are no longer fit for purpose in the digital age where agility, speed, access, and automation are pre-requisites for widescale transformational app rollouts.
Zech Connell, Data Center Market Manager at ProLift Rigging, shares how project buffering saved Compass Datacenters both time and money when building their new Phoenix data center.
As an increasing amount of our day-to-day activities have at least one foot in the internet, we are generating a nearly incomprehensible amount of data. Brad Alexander, Chief Technology Officer at DartPoints shares six key benefits of containerization, including how it can reduce the strain of increasing IT demands.
There are steps data center customers can take to mitigate risk and gain some control over how these interesting times in the energy market can affect your company’s bottom line. Michael Lahoud, Chief Operating Officer and Partner at Stream Data Centers, shares insights around what’s on the horizon for U.S. energy and market factors that could affect pricing over time.
Data Center owners and operators are increasingly being challenged to find and retain skilled staff to operate and manage critical infrastructure. Chad Giddings of BCS Data Center Operations shares strategies for data centers looking to win the workforce talent war.
In the Metaverse, users – and, presumably, devices – can be defined as participants and interact in personal, professional, and recreational activities within a modified, extended form of augmented and virtual reality. Phillip Marangella, CMO of EdgeConneX shares insights on the infrastructure that will be needed to support the emerging Metaverse.
The world has changed overnight, and every industry is playing catch-up to meet higher demands from their customers. Noah Boudreaux, General Manager Data Center Sales and Operations for Venyu, shares insights on how data centers can meet customer demands and deliver excellent customer experiences during challenging times.
New workforce strategies that allow remote work have rendered traditional perimeter-based cybersecurity obsolete. Will Bass, Vice President of Cybersecurity Services for Flexential, discusses how organizations can transform their cybersecurity strategy to include long-term remote workforces.
Raul Martynek, CEO, DataBank, explains why software-as-a-service and content providers need the ability to provision services from the edge as close as possible to their customers to capitalize on 5G technologies and deliver low-latency experiences for customers.