Today's enterprises are going through a period of consolidation and moving workloads to the public cloud. Data center providers are acquiring smaller regional data center assets, creating less choice and more dominant players. New technology is compounding the shift, changing everything inside the data center. And a zero tolerance for downtime among the user community means that delays and maintenance windows are no longer an option. Things are changing quickly. And the prevailing industry trends are increasing the pace of that change:
- The Internet of Things (IoT) is pushing compute to the edge with smart devices, creating challenges for latency and scalability.
- Software-defined Environments require a complete rethinking of the way data centers are built. If executed correctly, they have the potential to eliminate the bottleneck typically associated with hardware.
- Machine Learning presents new forms of data and pattern recognition, which has direct implications for data center security and resource allocation.
- Serverless computing, while closely tied to IoT and other application development trends, puts more pressure on the core infrastructure to be scalable and automated.
How will this affect today's data center? This session explores the bleeding edge and how data center practitioners can capitalize on its momentum rather than become subsumed by it. Attendees will gain a nuanced understanding of the new technology trends that are taking shape. And they'll leave with strategies to adapt to new pressures and demands.