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Embracing Emerging Trends in Infrastructure: The Influence of 5G, IoT and Edge

The IT Infrastructure market is undergoing a change: the need to react to the increasing desire for advanced data management capabilities and solutions that cater to specific workloads. With the influence of 5G, IoT and Edge starting to be realized in non-converged and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), it’s time to take a closer look at what infrastructure providers need to know.

Join us for this expert panel, where data center and HCI leaders share essential insights into how to embrace the IT infrastructure trends and changes emerging from the influence of IoT, Edge and 5G.

Areas of discussion will include:
- How to make sure the increased need for IoT and Edge-produced data storage leads you to optimize your data centers so that all clients benefit from better data flow, security, storage requirements, and access capabilities
- How to get a handle on inevitable increases in infrastructure costs associated with 5G rollouts
- Use cases where HCI is the right infrastructure for companies that need to ensure their data centers are cloud-ready and agile
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    - Use cases where HCI is the right infrastructure for companies that need to ensure their data centers are cloud-ready and agile
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