An efficient data center saves money for customers and drives some easy cash for solution providers. No matter the device or location, "user virtualization" is streamlining the data center and improving workers' experience. So what does that mean for the future of the Data Center? Last year, database vendor AppSense received $70 million in virtualization venture capital funding from Goldman Sachs. And analyst firm Gartner predicts $106.4 billion in data center hardware spending for 2012. So needless to say, the future looks bright for savvy solution providers.
The latest eZine in CRN's Thought Leadership Series outlines where CRN editors believe the data center is headed for the rest of 2012. Businesses will be investing heavily in technologies that allow their employees to use their own devices, including personal laptops, tablet PCs and smartphones, as ways of accessing corporate data-creating a potential logistical nightmare for data center administrators. Readers will get some handy tips and predictions to prepare them for a future of delivering reliable data center solutions, featuring stories such as Managing the Data Center, 10 Data Center Predictions for 2012 and Three Easy Steps to Cut Power Usage.
Readers will also receive the entire CRN Data Center 100 list, a detailed cross section of the Data Center community, with representatives from as many different parts of the industry as possible.