With data centers needing to support increased bandwidth demands, being faced with growing energy costs, and with the movement toward virtualization and cloud, it's more apparent than ever that the data center of tomorrow will be vastly different than the data center of today. The key goals are optimizing data center efficiency and performance while ensuring availability, scalability, and reduced risk.
When researching options, resolving issues, or looking to maximize performance, many questions will arise. Here's your chance to get them answered as Belden offers up a panel of data center experts to address questions you have relating to data center standards, configuration and topology options, migration strategies, efficiencies, and more.
Take advantage of this opportunity, come prepared with questions or just listen in. We will solicit questions prior to the webinar to get us started, then taking your questions live during the webinar.
Here are some topics to get your juices flowing:
- Learn whether Top of Rack or Centralized Cabling is the way to go in your specific installation.
- Understand current industry standards and how can you use them as a basis for best practices.
- Explore the latest trends in data center efficiencies that you can easily implement.
- Learn when it is appropriate to use copper or fiber, and what the migration limitations will be, depending on your choice.
- Understand how cloud computing is impacting businesses similar to yours, and when you should make the move.
Michael Salvador is the technical solutions manager for Belden. He is an expert resource on optimizing data center efficiency and performance while ensuring availability, scalability, and reduced risk. Mike is a 27-year veteran with real hands-on experience in designing, deploying and maintaining data centers to support the latest trends in virtualization and cloud computing.
Paul Kish is director of systems and standards for Belden. He is a highly-respected leader in the industry and a key contributor to the development of cabling and networking industry standards. With more than 40 years in the industry and with his finger on the pulse of the data center world, Paul provides a unique perspective on the future outlook for data centers and the industry standards, methodologies, trends and technologies of tomorrow.
Dwayne Crawford is product line manager for fiber systems at Belden. He is an expert in all things fiber, from high-performance optical transmission and computing, to loss budgets, low latency and fiber cabling architectures. With more than 20 years of industry experience and a focus on fiber innovations and solutions, Dwayne has a keen ability to communicate the pros and cons of the wide variety of options available in the marketplace.