The year 2008 is quickly coming to a close and there are many in the industry who are making predictions for 2009. While we’re not inclined to try to predict what’s going to happen next year, we do have some very smart people that have their eyes set on the trends that are impacting us as a company as well as our customers.
One such person is our own Dr. Albert Esser, vice president in Dell’s Data Center Infrastructure Group who is focused on energy issues related to customer’s data centers.
I sat down with Albert recently to ask him about trends specific to the data center and he outlined five major issues for you to consider. Two of the trends he urges customers to keep watch of are virtualization and energy-efficiency as it relates to the data center, which were also mentioned in a list recently put out by Baseline Magazine in its top 11 trends for IT list. Their list includes issues that go far beyond the data center but are still of relevance for CIOs.
Let’s hear what Albert has to say.