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  • Global Trends Drive the Need to Rethink Data Center Cooling for Long-term Cost Savings

    Global Trends Drive the Need to Rethink Data Center Cooling for Long-term Cost Savings

    A number of trends are converging in the industry resulting in an opportunity to adopt new data center cooling strategies that deliver lower up-front costs for cooling systems as well... Read...

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  • Innovative Funding Mechanisms Can Give Colocation Providers the Advantage to Pursue Clean Technology

    Innovative Funding Mechanisms Can Give Colocation Providers the Advantage to Pursue Clean Technology

    Today’s data center and colocation providers recognize the edge provided through sustainable operations—including the procurement of clean energy sources. But for many, innovative choices, like...

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  • Dinner and a Movie: How AI and Edge Computing Solutions Help These Industries Survive

    Dinner and a Movie: How AI and Edge Computing Solutions Help These Industries Survive

    In Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, natural selection is a well-known process where only the strong will survive. For example, animals that can outrun their predators will not be eaten... ...

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  • Next Generation DCIM: Solving Customer Pain Points and Creating a More Open Ecosystem

    Next Generation DCIM: Solving Customer Pain Points and Creating a More Open Ecosystem

    At Schneider Electric, we’ve taken a hard look at DCIM and the needs of our customers. I’ve challenged our teams to determine whether DCIM is even relevant in the new hybrid cloud environment. We...

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  • Keeping a Pulse on the Colocation Industry: What’s on the Minds of Providers

    Keeping a Pulse on the Colocation Industry: What’s on the Minds of Providers

    The booming colocation market, with its requirements for speed and scale, calls for collaboration like never before. One way we’re helping facilitate a new level of partnership in the market... ...

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  • A Framework for How to Modernize Data Center Facility Infrastructure

    A Framework for How to Modernize Data Center Facility Infrastructure

    As physical infrastructure systems age beyond their warranties, software tools no longer reflect or comprehend reality, and operations & maintenance (O&M) programs grow outdated and/or become...

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  • Is the Data Center Industry Ready to Respond to the Climate Change Emergency?

    Is the Data Center Industry Ready to Respond to the Climate Change Emergency?

    On November 5, I will join senior executive leaders from Uptime Institute, Microsoft, Lancaster University, and Green Peace for a Data Center Dynamics (DCD) London panel to discuss the data... ...

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  • How to Prevent Edge Computing Security Risks in a Connected World

    How to Prevent Edge Computing Security Risks in a Connected World

    Edge computing sites are cropping up all over, driven in large part by Internet of Things (IoT) technology and digital transformation efforts that are generating enormous amounts of data that... ...

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  • High Performance Standardized Power Train for Colocation Providers

    High Performance Standardized Power Train for Colocation Providers

    Previously published on Datacenter Dynamics. Building or expanding a data center is a hugely complex task. Not just because of the need to anticipate the IT equipment necessary for running... ...

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  • What the Value Chain Really Think About Hyperscale Data Centers

    What the Value Chain Really Think About Hyperscale Data Centers

    At this year’s 7×24 Xchange conference, hyperscale is sure to be a big topic. We’ve all heard the numbers, like this one: the market is expected to rise from $20... Read more » The post What the...

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  • 451 Research Expert Addresses Opportunities and Challenges in Colocation Data Center Market

    The colocation data center market demand is strong for the foreseeable future, but providers face resource and capacity challenges in regards to trends like artificial intelligence, the Internet...

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  • Empowering the Digital Transformation and Tackling the Challenges of the Edge

    Empowering the Digital Transformation and Tackling the Challenges of the Edge

    In my recent strategy talk at Schneider Electric’s Global Innovation Summit in Barcelona, I touched on how our increasingly digital world is driving the need for a massive transformation in... ...

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  • New Generation of DCIM Tools Reduce Complexity and Minimize Downtime

    New Generation of DCIM Tools Reduce Complexity and Minimize Downtime

    Complexity has always been an issue in running IT infrastructure, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. If anything, judging from new downtime statistics, the introduction of new... Read...

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  • Case Study Shows Digitizing Data Center Operations Cuts Costs by 17%

    Case Study Shows Digitizing Data Center Operations Cuts Costs by 17%

    Companies of all stripes are rushing into digital transformation efforts in order to take advantage of all kinds of benefits, including streamlining processes to save time and money. The data... ...

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  • Implementing a Modular Data Center? Factors to Consider Before You Buy

    Implementing a Modular Data Center? Factors to Consider Before You Buy

    According to a 2019 Global Market Insights, Inc. report, the modular data center market is slated to grow from $13 billion USD in 2018 to $50 billion USD by 2025.... Read more » The post...

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  • Why Ethnic and Gender Diversity Among Tech Executives is Good for Business

    Why Ethnic and Gender Diversity Among Tech Executives is Good for Business

    Recently, one of my Schneider colleagues that I have the pleasure of working with, Ivonne Valdes, sales vice president – cloud & service providers segment, was named to the Hispanic... Read more...

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  • What’s New at The Telco Edge?

    What’s New at The Telco Edge?

    I described Telco edge (see my previous blog) as, “…an emerging, consumer-driven space with content providers standing to be the first to benefit.” Is that still true today or is... Read more...

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  • Are Data Centers and Colocation Providers Prepared for the Evolving Energy Market?

    Are Data Centers and Colocation Providers Prepared for the Evolving Energy Market?

    Market evolution is driving change in how companies strategically manage their energy. This changing landscape opens opportunities for businesses to modify their energy consumption mix, with...

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  • The Multi-Billion Dollar Success that Wasn’t

    The Multi-Billion Dollar Success that Wasn’t

    DCIM and the Evolution of Data Center Management Our industry is not known for understatement. And for better or worse, DCIM (data center infrastructure management) is the perfect example. Only......

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  • Back to the Basics: Data Center Capacity Planning Done Right

    Back to the Basics: Data Center Capacity Planning Done Right

    The lifetime of a typical data center facility will span several generations of IT equipment. Therefore, planning – or lack of planning – can have a big impact on the... Read more » The post Back...

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