While it's never easy to predict the future, it's even more difficult when the pace of change is constantly accelerating. With data centers needing to support increased bandwidth demands, growing energy costs and the movement toward virtualization and cloud, it's more apparent than ever that the data center of tomorrow will be vastly different than the data center of today.
Data center managers need to be more than just suppliers of space, power and cooling. They need to be proactive managers of data center resources. It's not enough to simply react to issues as they arise. IT directors and managers must anticipate problems before they happen and find a fix before it disrupts the entire enterprise.
That's why we've launched a new section to Belden's blog, dedicated to the data center. We know change happens fast, and we recognize that today's industry standards will not be enough to keep up with the demands of the future.
Our goal is to be a go-to resource for helping with your questions, concerns and challenges. To help you keep your finger on the pulse of the changing landscape, we've lined up four industry experts to address some of the latest data center trends:
Have a question for our team of bloggers? Be sure to share them in the comments section below so we can address them in future posts!
Blogs will post on weekly on Wednesdays. We have added our first two posts, one by Michael Salvador and the second by Dwayne Crawford, to give you a flavor of the topics that will be covered. We look forward to including you in the discussion.
Mike Salvador is a 28-year industry veteran, living the challenge of operating efficient data centers, optimizing the performance of network devices and delivering highly available, highly agile, low-risk data centers. Mike served as Belden’s technical solutions manager from 2012 to 2015.