Originally published to Data Center POST.

Eli D. Scher is the founder of New Continuum Data Centers and serves as its Chairman and CEO. Recently, Eli had an opportunity to discuss data center and energy trends with Jason Walker, Managing Director at Schneider Electric, Cloud & Service Provider Business Development ahead of the upcoming Schneider Electric Innovation Summit held November 13-14, 2018 in Atlanta, GA.

Eli Scher, New Continuum Data Centers:

The theme of the Innovation Summit is focused on powering the digital transformation of energy management and automation. At New Continuum, we are focusing on agile interconnection, rich connectivity, and high-density power for the new requirements of distributed applications/workloads. How does this new digital focus translate to the data center industry?

Jason Walker, Schneider Electric:

Energy management is already important within the data center space and will continue to grow because of the digital revolution. IT is on track to become one of the world’s biggest energy demand drivers by 2030. There is a lot of attention on data center energy consumption and how we can be more efficient to support the trend towards distributed applications/workloads. We believe it’s not a problem that can be solved by products alone. We need smart, connected products overlaid with an Internet of Things (IoT) enabled architecture to provide data center operators with the best information to make the best decisions.


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