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There was a lot going on in Austin, Texas, last week, as data center specialists, technology vendors, and industry experts flocked to the Austin Convention Center to take part in the annual Data Center World show. Along with a wide range of IT-centric topics, programming this year also included the Data Center BUILD conference, which focused on the unique challenges of data center design and construction, and the Omdia Analyst Summit, where leading technology analysts spoke on key topics of IT industry significance.
I was privileged to host the Data Center Knowledge News Desk on May 11, and though I was spread too thin to attend many of the conference sessions, I had the honor of chatting with a number of industry experts, vendors, and analysts to get their take on the current and future state of the data center industry. Of course, that is a rather broad topic, given the evolving nature of server-based computing. Today, the term “data center” can reasonably apply to micro and edge data centers hosting from a single partial rack to several full racks, to cloud-scale and colo facilities spanning millions of square feet and consuming gigawatts of power.
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