By Kenneth Rapoport, Founder and CEO, Electronic Environments Corporation (EEC)Through my experience and hands-on approach to running Electronic Environments Corp. (EEC) for 28 years, I’ve witnessed what can make or break a facility. During this time I’ve seen trends within the industry – some that stuck and others that dissipated.
With a new year upon us and technologies like cloud, mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT) evolving at an unprecedented rate, data centers are undergoing massive-scale transformation that is changing how these facilities operate on a fundamental level. If you are a data center owner or operator, or intend to be one in the future, you should pay close attention to three developing trends this year: in-row cooling, eco-mode for Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems and rack-mounted Power Distribution Units (PDUs). By embracing these new trends early on, you can ensure your facility is ahead of the curve, by offering the most modern technology solutions and accommodating a wide variety of customer needs. Let’s look further into exactly what these trends are and how they can help you create a superior data center environment: