Learning across industries: 5 vertical looks at data Centers
While the overall goal of any data center is meeting the needs of business through continuous uptime, there are often vertical-specific requirements. Still, the opportunity for cross-industry learnings are significant as are those from the private to public sector and vice versa.
To that end, we've gathered five vertical specific blogs that might help boost best practices and bring new ideas to your facility.
The market forces and series of cascading system failures of the 2008 financial crisis created a perfect storm in the financial services industry. Now, a decade after the storm, banks and other financial institutions are still trying to wade through the aftermath. New challenges that have arisen as a consequence call for new approaches to managing data centers.
When you are among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the United States, your mission is critical and so are your data centers. You need to rely on the latest technology for consistent uptime and to protect and process critical data.
Rapid changes in consumer technology have also created a new speed of retail. Technology upgrades for new payment options and tracking inventory are just two examples of deployments needed to ensure the highest level of customer engagement and satisfaction. How can retailers keep up with technology upgrades and keep it simple?
Forty-two percent of college students use two or more mobile devices during a typical school day. For those who use three or more devices — such as a smartphone, tablet and laptop — 61% say they want to use mobile technology even more. Universities that want to keep their halls of learning full must be sure their data centers are ready to meet these connectivity demands.
Bringing industry and the Federal government together, Schneider Electric's recent Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Summit focused on tackling optimization and efficiency goals for government data centers. In doing so, not only will agencies free themselves to better focus on their core missions, they also stand to better serve the taxpayers.
Article by Lori Castel, Schneider Electric Data Center Blog