In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Bob Woolley, Vice President of Critical Facilities Engineering and Design at RagingWire Data Centers, examines how the data center industry should respond to new design requirements for hyperscale cloud, the enterprise and more.
At Datacloud Europe, Credit Suisse senior analyst Sami Badri outlined how the ongoing shift to cloud technologies holds benefits for the data center providers that build the facilities housing those clouds.
Our Executive Roundtable panel of thought leaders discuss the future of the enterprise data center, and where it fits amid the dynamic growth of cloud and colocation services.
The primary focus of any data center is the critical applications that form an enterprise business and operational core—its commercial and technical heart. Last-generation facilities, which were often designed using traditional methods created during the mainframe era, simply aren’t capable of handling the requirements of today’s business- critical applications. Additionally, deploying a data center with inadequate or inappropriate resources, or placing the facility in the wrong location, can negatively impact application performance and, in turn, enterprise success.