This year alone, one in five internet users will own a wearable device, according to Business Insider Intelligence. If you thought of smart watches and wireless earbuds after you read that line, you’re not wrong this time, but you’re not exactly right, either.
Old manufacturing facilities bite the dust every year in the U.S. Artificial intelligence (AI) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have provided opportunities for newer “smart plants” to replace stodgy, old manufacturing systems that aren’t worth rebuilding.
While data centers enable other businesses to connect globally, the buildings themselves can, ironically, have poor connectivity for those inside — slowing productivity, increasing costs, and even impacting safety.
There are pros and cons to everything, and colocation is no exception. Though it may be a relatively new concept to the data center world, it definitely wasn’t born yesterday. Other industries have been building their business models around the idea of colocation for quite some time.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to have a transformative impact on data centers, according to Gartner. Circuit breakers that can talk are part of that story. Transforming the basic electric system component with embedded communications, sensors, and analytics gives data center operators more insight into their power system.
On Demand As power consumption requirements of both server and switch components within the IT stack expand, users are having to reconsider their power distribution strategies to balance and manage power more effectively. More power means more heat, thicker cabling and overall denser environments, which requires infrastructure upgrades. Learn key considerations for high density rack environments and effective power distribution strategies to better future-proof your infrastructure.
On Demand Serial consoles are extremely beneficial to address emergency situations such as accessing locked-up devices and loss of IP band connectivity. But did you know they can also make daily data center and IT operations run more efficiently?
In our first issue of the year, we reveal the 2019 Facility Manager of the Year winner. But that's not all — we also take a look at data center site selection, cybersecurity, and hyperscale network architecture as we explore the cloud.