Panel discussion - What is your Top Criterion when Setting Data Center Design Strategy?
09 Oct 2019
Energy Efficiency, Cost Management & DCIM Theatre
Data center infrastructure now extends beyond the brick and mortar walls to public clouds, where data that was once considered too sensitive to leave the building is now hosted. Servers have been consolidated and fully virtualized, and new levels of integration achieved with converged infrastructure systems. The data center has to be highly scalable and systems need to be faster every year. This panel discussion shall explore the concepts of a modern data center strategy, including the latest in data center infrastructure, operations and management
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