The proliferation of our digital economy has resulted in more connected devices, smarter cities and new requirements around workload and application delivery, in turn driving an explosion of edge and distributed IT environments. According to IDC, by the end of 2019, more than 45 percent of IoT-created data will be stored, processed, analyzed and acted upon close to or at the edge of the network.
At a very high level, edge allows organizations to process data much closer to the source than ever before — a big reason why data center leaders are actively financing and designing consumable edge solutions. But challenges remain. What happens with privacy and security around data at the edge? What if a company loses visibility into critical assets located at the edge? And how does an organization create visibility without introducing greater complexity or fragmentation?
In this webinar, we'll address the critical trends impacting edge and distributed IT environments, including:
- How edge is impacting markets and verticals of all shapes and sizes
- How organizations are overcoming real-world edge and distributed IT obstacles
- What to look for (and look out for) when designing edge and distributed IT
- What’s next for data center innovation
Bill Kleyman, EVP of Digital Solutions, Switch and Contributing Editor, DCK
Bill brings more than 15 years of experience to his role as Executive Vice President of Digital Solutions at Switch. Using the latest innovations, such as AI, machine learning, data center design, DevOps, cloud and advanced technologies, Mr. Kleyman delivers solutions to customers that help them achieve their business goals and remain competitive in their market. An active member in the technology industry, he was ranked #16 globally in the Onalytica study that reviewed the top 100 most influential individuals in the cloud landscape; and #4 in another Onalytica study that reviewed the industry’s top Data Security Experts.
Greg Johnson, Director, Software and Digital Services, Schneider Electric
Greg Johnson is the Director, Software and Digital Services, for Schneider Electric. Greg is responsible for North American Sales of EcoStruxure IT, Schneider Electric’s Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software suite, which enables data center operators to manage the entire lifecycle of the data center from planning, design through operations to decommissioning.
Greg has 15 + years industry experience in the IT/Facilities monitoring discipline. Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Greg launched an early entrant in the MSP (management service provider) space and has held sales leadership roles at NetBotz, American Power Conversion and the IT channel.