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Data Center of 2025 — What to Expect

Posted on October 30, 2017

— Experts from 451 Research, MITRE, OptiCool, and Raritan weighed in on data center of the future predictions and how to prepare —

SOMERSET, N.J. (October 26, 2017) — Raritan® — a brand of Legrand, and a leading provider of intelligent data center management and rack power distribution solutions — asked experts from MITRE Corp., 451 Research, and OptiCool Technologies to share their views on the most disruptive technologies and trends shaping the data center and what the data center will look like in 2025.

Representing the viewpoints of customers and solution providers, these experts in a roundtable discussion explored topics ranging from cooling- and capacity-on-demand, to unified smart management dashboards, to the emergence of new data center designs driven by function — from the traditional core to the edge.

To hear the roundtable discussion and predictions check out the recorded webinar.

Webinar participants include: Jim Treadway, chief engineer-MITRE Corporation’s Center for Information and Technology; Ken Copeland, vice president of OptiCool Technologies; Jeffrey Fidacaro, senior analyst-451 Research’s Data Center Technologies and Eco-Efficient IT practices; and, Jawahar Swaminathan, Raritan’s director of Power Sales.

The cornerstone of the webinar focuses on the results of the research report “Datacenters of the future. A shifting landscape from the core to the edge” — produced by 451 Research and sponsored by Raritan. The report addresses emerging data center types, new disruptive technologies, and ways to get ready for 2025 with future-proofing measures.

“We are at a remarkable and exciting crossroads,” says Nicole Espasa, Director of Marketing for Raritan. “Spurred by increasing demand for digital services, the pace of change in the data center is accelerating like never before.  We have asked 451 Research to help us examine the forces of change and emerging data center technologies over the next decade.  We are pleased to share the research findings, as well as the different perspectives that 451 and the other members of our webinar panel provide.”

About Raritan

Raritan, a brand of Legrand, is a global leader in intelligent rack PDUs, KVM switches, and other data center infrastructure monitoring and management solutions. Raritan’s innovations improve the reliability, efficiency, and intelligence of data centers and server rooms around the globe — including those of the top Fortune 500 companies, such as Cisco, Dell, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft. To learn more, visit Raritan.com, LinkedIn or Twitter.

About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America

Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.6 billion in 2016. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines that includes AFCO Systems, C2G, Cablofil, Chief, Da-Lite, Electrorack, Finelite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Sanus, Solarfective, Vaddio, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us.

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