Part Two: How Has the Cloud Disruption Impacted the Broader Data Center Industry?
May 22, 2017
Chatsworth Products (CPI) recently participated in an executive roundtable sponsored by Data Center Frontier, featuring insights from industry executives with vast experience and knowledge in the data center industry.
Last week, CPI Product Marketing Manager, David Knapp, answered the question “How has this cloud-driven disruption impacted the broader data center industry? What are the pros and cons?”
This week, Knapp tackles merger and acquisition (M&A) activity.
Data Center Frontier: There has been a lot of M&A activity recently in the data center industry. How are these M&A deals influencing the development of the data center industry? Are we likely to see more M&A activity?
Knapp: “Organizations are making adjustments to focus on their core competencies and shedding technologies that are less profitable than they may have been in the past. On the facilities and hardware side, best practices have reduced the amount of power and cooling equipment needed per floor space. Compute can endure much tougher environmental conditions. Volume servers keep getting more powerful. Virtualization and software defined networks get much more out of each device. On the software side, startups are developing many new, useful applications that can integrate into and improve the feature set of ‘IT as a service.’”
Download the Data Center Frontier article “Cloud Computing and Its Impact on the Data Center Industry” to read his full response.