Data center climate pacts become nothing more than greenwashing if we do not take tangible, viable steps to create sustainable energy usage in operations. Mark Fenton of Future Facilities explores how a data center digital twin can help operators improve energy efficiency.
Voices of the Industry
Our Voices 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. Learn more about participating in the Voices of the Industry guest article program.
The pandemic exposed a nation-wide digital divide. Brad Alexander of DartPoints, outlines how edge computing is bridging that gap and changing the digital ecosystem landscape.
The data center industry continues to experience significant global supply chain problems. Brett Williams of Service Express, explores the importance of leveraging the secondary hardware market to overcome supply chain roadblocks.
No two are data centers are alike when it comes to design or the applications and data they support with their networking, compute and storage infrastructure. Shad Secrist of Belden outlines the differences between 5 of the most common types of data centers including edge, colocation and hyperscale.
Schneider Electric’s Steven Carlini and Andres Vasquez discuss building data centers at the network edge while also meeting sustainability goals.
Data centers with the fastest throughput and processing times have a digital advantage. Ryan Harris, Sales Engineer and Market Manager for The Siemon Company, explains why direct attach copper (DAC) cables are here to stay.
Businesses must have a robust hybrid IT infrastructure that supports today’s business needs while innovating with an intention for the future. Patrick Doherty of Flexential explores how IT leaders can accelerate digital business growth while also increasing resilience.
The data center industry, which gave wings and provided thrust to the digital transformation of business and society during a time of tumultuous change, has another urgent, mission-critical responsibility—to our environment. Eric Xie, Software Application Engineer for Intel Data Center Management Solutions, explores the journey to data center sustainability and net zero carbon emissions, including the role that data management solutions will play.
With the rise of edge data centers and the increase in cloud-based computing expanding the potential attack surface, companies are now facing more challenges with things like misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and gaps within their end-to-end cybersecurity. Andrew Nix of Schneider Electric explores how a well-kept cybersecurity plan can keep cybercriminals at bay.
When we think of sustainability in the context of data centers, the challenge can be intimidating because it encompasses so many factors that demand our attention. Phillip Marangella, CMO of EdgeConneX, celebrates the progress and commitments the data center industry has made around sustainability.