What Senior Execs Must Know about Enterprise Data Center Strategy

There are more IT infrastructure options today than ever; know the right question to ask

Bill Kleyman

February 23, 2016

2 Min Read
What Senior Execs Must Know about Enterprise Data Center Strategy
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There’s no question that the data center is now a core part of the business. Entire business capabilities are built around the power of IT solutions inside the data center. This is why it’s more important than ever for any company to select the correct data center strategy, considering a number of crucial factors:

  • TCO vs risk

  • Role of cloud or a private colocation

  • Build vs buy

  • Impacts on network and overall infrastructure security

  • How to reduce risk and liability

Remember, data centers can helps organizations stay agile and adapt to fluid market demands. At Data Center World next month, Mark Evanko, principal engineer at BRUNS-PAK, will discuss the major considerations board members and senior management staff should take into account when developing enterprise data center strategy.

Evanko comes with an extensive background in data center architecture and data center strategy. He will guide the audience through understanding sixteen elements to be considered in developing short-term and long-term enterprise data center solutions. He will also talk about enterprise data centers and unresolved liability. Who is responsible when something goes wrong?

“Network security and downtime, and the corresponding liability, is dominating the news,” Evanko said. “If the data center function is provided by third-party party providers (cloud/colo) that have in general no liability for data breaches, hacking, or downtime … what does a board do? We’ll cover major considerations for board and senior management when it comes to developing real-world enterprise data center solutions.”

Sign up for Data Center World and attend his session, titled “Executive Considerations for Data Center Enterprise Solutions in 2016 and Beyond” to learn more about:

  • Real-life feedback and considerations from board of directors, trustee, and senior committees regarding their decision matrix associated with selecting a data center enterprise solution in the 2015/2016 and beyond marketplace

  • Total cost of ownership vs risk around buying and acquiring data centers.

Understand how data center, cloud, colocation, network, disaster recovery, opex vs capex, risk, and liability all contribute to the “enterprise data center solution.”

Want to learn more? Join BRUNS-PAK’s Mark Evanko and 1,300 of your peers at Data Center World Global 2016, March 14-18, in Las Vegas, NV, for a real-world, “get it done” approach to converging efficiency, resiliency, and agility for data center leadership in the digital enterprise. More details on the Data Center World website.


About the Author(s)

Bill Kleyman

Bill Kleyman has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise technology. He also enjoys writing, blogging, and educating colleagues about tech. His published and referenced work can be found on Data Center Knowledge, AFCOM, ITPro Today, InformationWeek, NetworkComputing, TechTarget, DarkReading, Forbes, CBS Interactive, Slashdot, and more.

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