Cybersecurity, cloud and fog computing, and sustainability spark new archetype trends in the data center landscape
Columbus, Ohio (December 2, 2015) - Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure for information and communications technology systems, today released a summary report that predicts four emerging archetypes will reshape the way the data center of the future will look and operate.
Traditionally, the data center has evolved in response to technology innovation—mostly server-based—and the pace and direction has been somewhat predictable. Disruptive trends such as cloud computing, sustainability, cybersecurity and the Internet of Things are driving profound IT changes across all industries and creating opportunities and challenges in the process. As a result, new archetypes are emerging that will change the data center landscape and improve productivity, drive down costs and increase agility. The four emerging archetypes of tomorrow’s data centers are:
“Our work with many of the leading businesses and IT organizations around the world demands innovative thinking and unique perspectives on the changing data center landscape,” said Steve Hassell, president of data center solutions for Emerson Network Power. “We value the sharing of ideas that happens in these relationships and rely on it to ensure our organization and our customers remain ahead of developing trends. These new data center archetypes reflect some themes consistently emerging from those conversations.”
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure technologies and life cycle services for information and communications technology systems. With an expansive portfolio of intelligent, rapidly deployable hardware and software solutions for power, thermal and infrastructure management, Emerson Network Power enables efficient, highly-available networks.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2015 were $22.3 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.com.