BY THE END OF 2018, 50 PERCENT OF NORTH AMERICAN SERVER RACKS WILL BE OFF-SITE.
Data centers have come a long way since they first began appearing as a fixture of corporate computing. According to Datacenter Dynamics, the total number of data centers around the world was set to peak at 8.6 million in 2017, and then begin a slow decline. But what is driving the decline?
In the era of widespread cloud adoption and cloud-enabled managed hosting, more and more enterprises are realizing that managing issues like IT sprawl and underutilized servers is a headache they can live without. The economics of running large data centers has fundamentally changed, leading to a change in long-term IT strategy.
In our Data Center Evolution: Getting in Front of the Change video, join speaker Jim Hawkins, VP, Global DC Operations & Engineering at Rackspace as he:
- Discusses the evolution of the data center and its current trajectory
- Experiences a virtual tour of Rackspace’s data centers and operations
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Jim Hawkins, VP, Global DC Operations & Engineering, Rackspace
Jim has been with Rackspace for over 8 years. He is responsible for leading our data center, network, change management, monitoring, and implementation teams globally across Rackspace. His specialty includes weaving Lean Six Sigma and operational discipline into the design and daily operation of Rackspace’s critical infrastructure and teams.