Differentiation has always been a major concern in the colocation industry. Watch as Andy Stewart, Chief Strategy Officer at TierPoint, explains that in order to truly “win” at differentiating, providers must offer flexible options and visibility into multiple overlapping IT environments.
While IT professionals play a critical role in a majority of colocation decisions, they are not the only central decision makers. With the data center world changing rapidly over the last decade, other stakeholders such as the CFO, COO and the CEO have become more involved in the process. Watch as Jim Reinhart, COO at QTS, takes us through the changes in the decision making process.
Big data, derived in large from the Internet of Things, is helping shape the way companies develop, improve and bring products to market and serve consumers and customers. Watch as Doug Adams, President at RagingWire, discusses how big data & the Internet of Things are driving the demand of “at scale” data centers more than ever before.
The evolution of data center design architectures has always been about 100% uptime. However, how this can be accomplished has been a process that has evolved over the years. Watch as Kevin Dalton, Vice President of Engineering at Digital Realty, explains how data center service providers are adapting to meet these new demands.
Reliable connectivity in the data center market is crucial, and as a process, it requires planning to ensure reduced latency for customers. Watch as Josh Snowhorn, Vice President and General Manager of Connectivity at CyrusOne, walks us through the importance of interconnectivity in the data center business.
With applications such as video streaming on the rise, edge computing has emerged as a valuable solution which reduces latency. Watch as Hugh Carspecken, CEO at DartPoints, explains how traditional core data centers, micro data centers and edge data centers will all continue to evolve together thanks to edge computing.
In any data center, DCIM brings varied business benefits such as operational efficiency, reduced risk and capacity management/planning. Watch as Craig McKesson, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Services at T5 Data Centers, explains why in a colocation facility, DCIM also allows for added transparency that is paramount in ensuring customers have a more reliable and cost effective means to enable their IT strategies.
Over the last decade there have been many ebbs and flows in the overall evolution of the colocation marketplace. Mergers & acquisitions continue to greatly impact the colocation industry with the number of overall companies significantly decreasing year over year. Watch as Richard Lukaj, Sr. Managing Director at Bank Street, discusses the impact mergers & acquisitions have on the colocation marketplace and how they impact future trends.
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DH Capital - Securing Data Center Funding Quickly and Cost Effectively
In this highly competitive business it’s important to stand out above the noise. Peter Hopper, CEO and Co-Founder of DH Capital, discusses how you can secure funding to build out your footprint while staying ahead of the competition.
Digital Realty - Effective Response to Crisis Management
Even in the most successful data centers, there may be alarms or events that require a timely response. Jim Palmieri, VP of Digital Realty will share best practices for developing effective responses to events in the data center.
Location can mean everything. Chris Downie, CEO of Telx, will discuss how to balance the different factors from fundamental requirements to customer considerations, and how each variable can foster a winning strategy.
Compass Data Centers - Design & Build for “Just in Time” Demand
When data centers are your business, the ability to deliver them quickly to customers is critical. Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Data Centers, will share his thoughts on this topic and how to better deliver the product on time.
InfoMart Data Centers - Maintenance Strategy: Driving Cost Down While Managing Risk
Data Center Service Providers are under constant pressure to minimize their risk while reducing costs. John Sheputis, President of InfoMart Data Centers, discusses how your maintenance strategy can be used to accomplish both objectives.
Finding the right talent to run your data center can be your competitive advantage. Listen to Andy Lane, Managing Director, Stanton Chase, discuss how to identify, recruit and retain top talent to differentiate your business.