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  • Digital Transformation Fueling an Accelerated Shift in Technology Budgets from IT to LOB

    Digital Transformation Fueling an Accelerated Shift in Technology Budgets from IT to LOB

    According to a recent IDC research report, technology spending is shifting from Information Technology (IT) organizations to the line of business (LOB). In fact, IDC is forecasting that LOB...

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  • 7 Questions to Ask Before You Sign with Colocation Provider

    7 Questions to Ask Before You Sign with Colocation Provider

    Without data centers, there’s no digital. Without digital, there’s no achieving business and operational goals. Given the potential impact on your organization, you must look beyond the basic...

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  • Why Water Use is a Key Consideration When Cooling Your Data Center

    Why Water Use is a Key Consideration When Cooling Your Data Center

    For years in data center circles we’ve been talking about Power Usage Effectiveness, or PUE. Largely lost in the discussion, however, is another factor that has taken on increased importance... ...

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  • The Colocation Market Conditions You Need to Know about Before Picking a Provider

    The Colocation Market Conditions You Need to Know about Before Picking a Provider

    As a potential colocation customer, you’ll want to look beyond basic variables of price or footprint when choosing a partner. The market conditions affecting a provider’s approach can certainly...

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  • Floating Data Center – Future on the High Seas?

    Floating Data Center – Future on the High Seas?

    There was a time when data center owners and operators wanted water, or any liquid, as far away from their IT equipment as possible. This is an interesting change in... Read more » The post...

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  • How to Prepare Your Colocation for Open Compute Solutions

    How to Prepare Your Colocation for Open Compute Solutions

    With a 17% attendance increase at the 2018 Open Compute Summit last month, the increasing market interest in all things open compute came through loud and clear. Previously, the unique... Read...

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  • How Interaction with the Grid and IT will Yield the Next 80 Percent Improvement in Data Center Performance

    How Interaction with the Grid and IT will Yield the Next 80 Percent Improvement in Data Center Performance

    In the past 10 years, the data center industry transformed itself.  We’ve gone from first hearing the term cloud computing to talking about edge computing and driverless cars in a... Read more...

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  • 3 Market Observations from Innovation Summit Paris: Edge Data Centers, Colocation Growth and Automation

    3 Market Observations from Innovation Summit Paris: Edge Data Centers, Colocation Growth and Automation

    Spending time with customers at this month’s Schneider Electric Innovation Summit in Paris made three things clear: Edge data centers are a big priority for enterprise and colocation providers,...

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  • Did I see you at the Paris Global Innovation Summit?

    Did I see you at the Paris Global Innovation Summit?

    With more than 5,000 customers, partners, colleagues and countless others in attendance, there’s a solid chance I did! But for those of you who didn’t join us at this year’s... Read more » The...

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  • Data Center Operations Optimized Like a Race Car Team 

    Data Center Operations Optimized Like a Race Car Team 

    Over the course of visiting some of the more than 100 data centers Schneider Electric manages, I’m continually struck by this idea: running an effective data center operations team involves... ...

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  • Why the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Necessary & Key to the Tech Future

    Why the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Necessary & Key to the Tech Future

    Throughout time, humanity has been striving to improve its condition and circumstances. This striving has come in fits and starts. And at times, we fail in a big way…think war... Read more » The...

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  • Equipping the Mobile Edge to Enable the Digital World

    Equipping the Mobile Edge to Enable the Digital World

    The digital world is about to get faster and more populated. All the major carriers have announced 5G rollouts, public road testing of autonomous cars has been approved in some... Read more » The...

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  • How Benchmarking Helps Improve Critical Data Center Infrastructure Reliability and Performance

    How Benchmarking Helps Improve Critical Data Center Infrastructure Reliability and Performance

    A new tool is coming soon to help data center operators improve the performance of their critical infrastructure: Benchmarking. Made possible by cloud-based architectures and Internet of Things...

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  • Yes, Data Center Flexibility and Standardization are Possible

    Yes, Data Center Flexibility and Standardization are Possible

    Being “busy doing nothing”, eating “jumbo shrimp”, or having a “minor crisis” — none of these oxymoronic activities are recommended in a data center. The one oxymoron you can get... Read more...

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  • What You Need to Know About Hybrid Data Centers

    What You Need to Know About Hybrid Data Centers

    Over the last several years, the move to the cloud has stabilized as the applications that could be easily and cost effectively outsourced, were moved to the cloud. The applications... Read more...

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  • Why the Media and Entertainment Industry is Now Powered by Edge Computing

    Why the Media and Entertainment Industry is Now Powered by Edge Computing

    For the most part, the Internet of Things (IoT) works on the principle of gathering data from the many connected devices we all use on a daily basis. Bringing the... Read more » The post Why the...

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  • Dispelling the Myths About Outsourcing Data Center Operations and Maintenance

    Dispelling the Myths About Outsourcing Data Center Operations and Maintenance

    Outsourcing the operations and maintenance (O&M) function for critical facilities such as data centers is a common, cost-effective way to ensure their optimum performance. The benefits...

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  • EcoStruxure Asset Advisor:  Leveraging the Cloud & Big Data Analytics to Eliminate Boundaries  

    EcoStruxure Asset Advisor: Leveraging the Cloud & Big Data Analytics to Eliminate Boundaries  

    There is much talk in our industry about the implications of an “IoT connected world” with IoT, big data, analytics, cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, and more. At Schneider, we are... ...

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  • A Local Edge Lifecycle to Create Competitive Differentiation

    A Local Edge Lifecycle to Create Competitive Differentiation

    Edge compute is a hot topic right now. Here, I’ll focus on the lifecycle of the local edge — the on-premises compute and storage that’s now being placed typically where just... Read more » The...

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  • The Data Center Enters a New Age with Edge Computing

    The Data Center Enters a New Age with Edge Computing

    At DCD Zettastructure in London, I spoke with Kevin Brown, the SVP of Innovation & CTO for Schneider Electric’s IT Division, about the ways he’s seen the data center sector being... Read more...

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