Overcoming the Biggest Data Center Challenges When Working with Colocation

Sponsored By: Vertiv

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Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

**3 Registrants Will Win an Amazon Echo Dot!**

Today's data center ecosystem is at the heart of any organization or business process. In fact, business is now directly impacted by the capabilities of your IT infrastructure and your data center. But, what happens when your business starts to grow? What happens when you begin to evolve even further into the modern digital revolution? How does your data center keep up?

Many companies look to colocation partners to help them bridge the digital divide and create true competitive advantages. However, it's not always easy. There are challenges around sizing, aligning with the business, ensuring your partner can keep up with demand, working with distributed environments, security, and much more. Still, when you overcome these big data center challenges, you'll quickly see that a colocation can be a powerful engine for the business. Most of all, it becomes the engine to help organizations dive into the digital marketplace.

In this webinar, we'll discuss the biggest consideration and challenges to overcome when it comes to working with a colocation partner. We'll also dive into current data center and digitization trends and where a good colocation partner can help you navigate today's digital ecosystem. This webinar will cover:
• Major trends around the data center and the digital revolution.
• The evolution of data center colocation partners - Then vs. Now
• Understanding the business and technology challenges facing today's organizations
• How to overcome concerns and colocation challenges.
• What to look for in a good, agile, colocation partner
• Colocation considerations and best practices.

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Bill Kleyman is an enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management, and deployment. His architecture work includes large virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. As Chief Technology Officer at MTM Technologies, he interacts with enterprise organizations and helps align IT strategies with direct business goals. He also publishes freelance whitepapers, articles, podcasts, and blogs around data center, cloud, security, and infrastructure management topics.

 

Dan Draper is Director of Data Center Programs for Vertiv (formally Emerson Network Power). Dan and his team are currently focused on identifying emerging industry trends and how they drive new data center infrastructure technology and design innovations. Dan brings over 10 years of IT experience in critical facility design with an emphasis on colocation, healthcare IT, cloud computing and data center efficiency. Residing in Columbus, OH, Dan can recite Pi to four decimal points.