John Hewitt, President, the Americas at Vertiv, explores 2020 data center trends to keep top of mind in the new year, including hybrid computing and an increased focus on speed of facility deployment.
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.
The demand for data center facilities has been high over the last several years. That demand, and continued growth in the industry, by all indications, will continue for some time. Rob Dean, the VP of Design and Construction at CoreSite, who has been working on construction projects for nearly 15 years, walks readers through the process of building and maintaining a data center in today’s market.
Phillip Marangella, CMO for EdgeConneX, explores how edge data centers can help us rearchitect the internet in a way that will support the flood of data and massive traffic flows generated by emerging technologies like AI, cloud gaming, VR/AR and multi-cloud deployments, and more.
Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software, explores how data center infrastructure management tools DCIM can help take “the manual effort, inaccuracy, and risk out of data center power capacity planning.”
Patrick Quirk, Vice President and General Manager, IT Systems at Vertiv, explores distributed networks, and how access, control and full visibility is key for success. Quirk highlights technology like serial consoles, available to enable and simplify remote management of distributed networks and IT sites.
A guest article from CoreSite asserts automation is shifting data centers from reactive to preventative on the way to predictive. Brenda Van der Steen, VP of Marketing at CoreSite, explores how automation acts as not only a precursor to artificial intelligence, but a crucial “step in the journey.”
It’s a fact we know all too well. Data centers consume a lot of power – and demand is only growing. In a world rightly concerned about climate change, growing energy requirements can be a liability. Kevin Hagen of Iron Mountain explains how asking the right questions of your data center provider can turn a potential sustainability liability into an opportunity.
Marc Cram, Director of Sales for Server Technology, explores how the data demands and more of the IoT and AI are changing the tech and data center industry. Explore what’s in store for 2020, right around the corner.
Sam Rodriguez, Sr. Product Manager of Industrial Solutions at CPI, asserts that opportunities abound at the edge for ICT designers and installers who follow these three tips.
The impact of data center outages cannot be underestimated. Stream Data Centers Engineering Director Kevin Rosen explores ways to ensure data center resilience.