The first day of the Data Center Austin Conference provided an ideal platform for Smith to showcase the customizable, flexible ITAD solutions we offer customers. During the second day of the show, our team had the opportunity to gain insights and learn from many data center experts about important issues affecting the industry.
Here are a few of the presentations and key takeaways that stood out:
State of Data Center Industry – Day 2
Ali Greenwood, JLL
– In Houston, local healthcare systems are evaluating the colocation data center model, which represents significant opportunity for the market.
How to Sustainably Cool Down the Hottest Computer Trends (and How We Got Here)
Phil Lawson-Shanks, Aligned Energy
– Cloud, IoT, AI, big data, blockchain, and other technologies carry heavy workloads, which can bring with them a tremendous amount of heat. Efficient and cost-effective cooling strategies need to be properly implemented in data centers to maintain long-term sustainability.
Fireside Chat – 5G
Marcie Jastrow, Technicolor
– By offering fixed and mobile 5G broadband solutions, network service providers (NSPs) will be able to strengthen their relationships with customers. Utilizing faster and denser streams of data will help drive demand for more data center capacity.
Exhibiting as a silver sponsor at the Data Center Austin Conference gave Smith’s ITAD team many networking and professional development opportunities. As trends like IoT, 5G, and big data continue to grow, the need for storage space will also increase. Helping customers with decommissioning and proper recycling and disposal practices is just one of the many ways our Intelligent ITADTM team can support the data center community.