The COVID-19 pandemic will drive innovation in data center operations, forcing companies to embrace automation to manage some duties that currently rely on close human interaction. The first in a series on innovation to address pandemic-driven challenges.
Bob Shine, VP of Product Management and Marketing at Telescent, explores ways to automate physical fiber cross connects. Automation ensures the integrity of the testing process, connectivity records and measurement results.
The COVID-19 crisis has underscored the benefits of automation, including remote IT management and AI-driven security. New data from Cisco illustrates how data growth is testing the limits of manual network management.
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.”
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.”
The promise of automation looms large over many industries in 2017. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Jeff Klaus, GM of Data Center Software Solutions at Intel DCM, explores where to look for automation opportunities in the data center.