Publishing Date: Feb 21, 2020

Datacentres for better security

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PRESS RELEASE:  Maidenhead, Berkshire, United Kingdom – Vertiv and Forbes Insights have released the results of a joint survey of 150 data centre executives and engineers from various industries around the world in a report entitled “The Modern Data Centre: How IT is Adapting to New Technologies and Hyperconnectivity,”

Amongst the findings are that just 29% of data centre decision-makers say their current facilities are meeting their needs and just 6% say their data centres are updated ahead of their needs.

The survey results indicate a troubling lack of planning and preparation for today’s evolving data ecosystem. A closer examination of the results reveals a stark contrast between executives and engineers: 11% of executives say their data centres are updated ahead of current needs while just 1% of engineers say the same.

“As today’s data centre evolves to incorporate enterprise, cloud and edge resources, thorough planning and foresight is needed to meet organisational computing requirements and business objectives,” said Martin Olsen, vice president of Global Edge Systems for Vertiv. “It is clear, however, that many organisations are lagging on that front. With that in mind, we anticipate considerable investment and activity among businesses trying to catch up and get ahead of the changes.”

Click here to read the full press release.

 About Vertiv:

Vertiv (NYSE: VRT) brings together hardware, software, analytics and ongoing services to ensure its customers’ vital applications run continuously, perform optimally and grow with their business needs. As Architects of Continuity™, Vertiv solves the most important challenges facing today’s data centres, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities with a portfolio of power, cooling and IT infrastructure solutions and services that extends from the cloud to the edge of the network. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, USA, Vertiv employs approximately 20,000 people and does business in more than 130 countries.

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