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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.

Vendor Neutrality and Open Source: Optimizing the Data Center Design Process

Rob Coyle  (OCP Ready Co-Lead , Open Compute Project)

Location: S330EF

Date: Tuesday, August 17

Time: 12:40pm - 1:40pm

Pass Type: All Access, Standard - Get your pass now!

Track: Advanced Data Center Strategies

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

When it comes to building a data center, organizations need to balance timelines and costs with their unique geographical and technological requirements.
To this end, supply chains play a critical role in the success of every data center project. When supply chains are optimal and reliable, projects stay on schedule. But this is often easier said than done. During the COVID-19 pandemic in particular, many organizations saw firsthand just how fragile supply chains can quickly become—and what happens when they fall apart or run into unforeseen delays (hint: project timelines drag on and on and on).
At the same time, organizations also need to consider from where the data center provider they're working with sources their components and equipment. When you're locked into a rigid portfolio of products and equipment, it's not always easy to build a bespoke solution that helps your organization to the fullest extent possible. Instead, you're stuck using whatever equipment the data center provider uses, due to a concept called vendor lock-in—and there's nothing you can do about it once the project has started.

Takeaway

Audiences will define and understand the negative outcomes of vendor lock-in.
Audiences will learn about the tenents of The Open Compute Project and the direction of the organization.
The benefits of Open Source Data Centers.
What Kind of Company Benefits from Open Data Centers.

Intended Audience

Audiences will define and understand the negative outcomes of vendor lock-in.
Audiences will learn about the tenents of The Open Compute Project and the direction of the organization.
The benefits of Open Source Data Centers.
What Kind of Company Benefits from Open Data Centers.