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Data Center World 2021

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World 2021 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies like edge computing, co-location, hyperscale, and predictive analytics – all within a rapidly changing global business climate -- in order to give attendees a leg up on their competitors to become the new trailblazers of the data center.

The Impact of Disruption on the Future of Data Centers

Edward Henigin  (Chief Technology Officer, Data Foundry)

Location: S330FE

Date: Monday, August 16

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Track: Advanced Data Center Strategies, Continuing Professional Education Credits

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

The world of data centers is constantly adapting and evolving to complement technology and business. With new applications come new enterprise demands, with new end user requirements come new IT architectures to support them — digital business and data ecosystems are changing by the day. The global COVID-19 pandemic has expedited and redefined this path to the future. Here are the three critical trends:

Hands-On Help:

Remote work is changing the way data center services are consumed and the way IT housed in these facilities is managed. Clients and their own teams are less likely to come onsite to manage their IT due to the pandemic. This means data center providers must find a way to ensure they are supporting customer success, and the ability to deliver hands-on, high-touch services is being tested.

The Future Relies on Networks

The newly remote workforce has also created an acute focus on robust networks that are capable of handling a dramatic increase in traffic.

To solve this challenge, many non-corporate networks are now being leveraged to ensure adequate connectivity and overall business efficacy. The data center industry will see a focus on network-centric services, and demand for network management and assessment, private data networks, and transport and other customizable services.

Safety Remains Paramount

With data centers serving as critical enablers of digital and data-intensive business strategies and requiring on-site essential staff to provision 24x7x365 care, it's important that these individuals can perform their duties and keep customers supported — all while remaining safe.

Takeaway

How Data Centers will need to adapt to meet the changing needs of enterprise customers, both driven and accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic
The importance of network-centric services in the Data Center environment
What customer service will mean in 2021 and beyond
What services Data Centers will need to offer to meet the changing digital ecosystem

Intended Audience

How Data Centers will need to adapt to meet the changing needs of enterprise customers, both driven and accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic
The importance of network-centric services in the Data Center environment
What customer service will mean in 2021 and beyond
What services Data Centers will need to offer to meet the changing digital ecosystem