Traditional networks tend not to be as scalable, agile or flexible as they need to be to support automation and lights-out data centers. Shad Secrist, Data Center Pre-Sales Solutions Engineer at Belden, discusses leaf-spine architecture in lights-out data centers.
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.
Jason Konzak, SVP, Professional Services at Flexential discusses how the experience of professional services organizations can help a business avoid disruptions during their digital transformation.
The pre-fabricated module (PFM) data center is a growing trend. Cooling manufacturers are accommodating this trend with their own modular skid platform designs, factory-assembled, tested and plug-and-play ready for quick and easy integration. Kris Holla of Nortek Data Center Cooling discusses this trend and its benefits.
As the promise of 5G and edge computing becomes more and more real, network service providers need to move away from traditional, centralized compute infrastructure and embrace a more specialized, decentralized model. Raul Martynek, CEO at DataBank, examines how wireless edge computing will help network service providers capitalize on 5G opportunities.
Have you considered all of the available precision cooling options with your design engineer and your environmental control manufacturer? Matt Vicker, Product Development Manager at Data Aire explores how data centers can boost their ROI with one of three different types of precision cooling systems.
With the increased focus on infrastructure modernization, databases have started migrating from on-prem to the cloud, multi-cloud, and hybrid cloud. Martin Wielomski, Director of Product Management at phoenixNAP Global IT Services, discusses how emerging technology like Optane DCPMM can solve database management challenges.
With more and more processing power being packed into servers supporting artificial intelligence and other processing-intensive applications, rack power requirements are exceeding 20 kilowatts (kW) in a growing number of facilities. Fred Rebarber Senior Technical Director, Thermal Solutions at Vertiv, explores how liquid cooling supports data center AI and digital transformation initiatives
There are approximately 10 billion IoT devices in the world, and that number is expected to hit 75 billion by 2025. With so many connected devices, it is no wonder the amount of data created each day continues to spike upward. Jason Carolan, Chief Innovation Officer at Flexential, explores the importance of the edge when it comes to real-time data processing.
Chicago has long served as a major infrastructure hub for the nation’s commerce, whether goods and services were conveyed by rail, road, air, or data packet. Eric Jacobs, CRO of Aligned, discusses the factors that make Chicago a prime location for data center investment.
Trends in digital transformation, bandwidth-intensive applications, and the need to cut cost have paved the road to 400 and 800 Gig, says Gary Bernstein of The Siemon Company.