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Feature 2 DecentralizeD Data centers: the Future oF the inDustry? By Jeffrey R Clark, Ph.D Centralization of IT in fewer and fewer data centers has accelerated in recent years with the growing popularity of the cloud. Many companies have forgone the capital expenses of building their own facilities, opting instead for the operational- expense model of cloud computing. 7 a new DemanD For moDular (micro) Data centers By Bob DeCouffle Will the demand for human-interaction apps help relaunch modularized or micro data centers? The increasing demand for these apps has IT professionals considering smaller data center spaces distributed over more locations closer to their customers, opening the door to modular or micro data centers. 8 Data center monitoring vs. Data center management By James Sherrin and LeaAnn Carl Data centers are the core of today's business, and fiber-optic connectivity is the fabric, carrying vital data to drive critical business processes and providing connectivity to link servers, switches and storage systems. 16 the short on Brexit anD the eu/uK Data center marKet By Staff Writer The world is pondering the impact of Britain's vote to exit the European Union, including whether it will actually take place, but the stock market responded immediately, to the detriment of that region's data center providers. Share prices for many of the largest European providers, such as Equinix, Digital Realty Trust and Interxion, slumped slightly both the day of and the day after the announcement of the voting results. Since then, U.S.-based Equinix and Digital Realty Trust have rebounded, whereas Netherlands-based Interxion is slow to return to its numbers from before the announcement. 12 uncovering insights Faster through soFtware-DeFineD inFrastructure By Bernie Spang The ability to uncover insights from data and turn those insights into business outcomes is the most pressing strategic challenge for organizations on their way to becoming a cognitive business. Data-driven applications and analytics, however, are constrained by the availability of compute resources and cost-efficient storage, limiting their ability to deliver the most efficient and timely results. 18 how critical is availaBility to a micro Data center Plan? By Jeffrey R Clark, Ph.D For a company operating a single traditional data center, particularly if that facility hosts business- critical operations, availability is everything. That data center as a whole (barring, for instance, any backup facilities) represents a single point of failure, so the design phase will generally focus heavily on achieving as high an availability rating as practical given the budget. But a company that operates a second facility, particularly if it has some failover mechanisms in place, has a backup in case one data center suffers an outage. A third or fourth facility creates even more resiliency. Availability concerns therefore ease as resources are distributed among multiple data centers. venDor inDex All rights reserved. No portion of DATA CENTER Journal may be reproduced without written permission from the Executive Editor. The management of DATA CENTER Journal is not responsible for opinions expressed by its writers or editors. We assume that all rights in communications sent to our editorial staff are unconditionally assigned for publication. All submissions are subject to unrestricted right to edit and/or to comment editorially. AN EDM2R ENTERPRISES, INC. PUBLICATION ALPHARETTA, GA 30022 PHONE: 678-762-9366 FAX: 866-708-3068 | WWW.DATACENTERJOURNAL.COM DESIGN : NEATWORKS, INC., JOHNS CREEK GA 30022 TEL: 678-392-2992 | WWW.NEATWORKSINC.COM

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