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Emerson Network to seek industry vision for data center

Emerson Network Power, a technology company in maximizing
availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure announced the
launch of ‘Data Center 2025’. The industry-wide initiative is designed to
engage thought leaders from all corners of the data center industry in order to
explore potential visions for the data center of the future.

Emerson Network Power, a technology company in maximizing
availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure announced the
launch of ‘Data Center 2025’. The industry-wide initiative is designed to
engage thought leaders from all corners of the data center industry in order to
explore potential visions for the data center of the future.

“Our industry is and
always has been driven by innovation. As an industry, we must maintain a sharp
focus on the horizon in order to not just meet our customers’ changing needs
but to drive the data center industry in smart, responsible ways. Our intent
with this initiative is to provide a lens through which many various
perspectives on a longer-term future may be viewed and evaluated,” said Steve
Hassell, president of Emerson Network Power’s Data Center Solutions
business.

To guide the conversation and provide a starting point for
input, Emerson established potential scenarios for the future of computing.
They reflect potential directions the industry could go based on evolution of
existing technologies and emergence of disruptive technologies. Over the next
four months, Emerson will ask the industry to predict how those scenarios might
impact various aspects of the data center—and how, in turn, the data center
might evolve to support those models.

“What kind of converged technologies will be available, and
how will they change the data center model?” Hassell asked. “Where will these
facilities be located? How will they be powered and managed? What skill sets
will data center and IT personnel need to possess? These are just a few of the
questions we want to offer for discussion, and we are genuinely excited to
engage in those conversations.”

By CIO staff

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