The New Generation Of Data Center Leaders
Data Centers of the past were pretty straightforward: servers, data storage, networking hubs and routers. But data centers today are highly distributed, with workloads running on-premises and in public and private clouds. Some components of an IT system may be virtualized, software-defined or running in containers. And data centers increasingly link up with networks of mobile and IoT devices.
All this increases data center complexity, and IT managers are turning yo their technology vendors and solution providers for help. While many big vendors offer products to help resolve data center challenges, a wave of start-ups is developing leading-edge technology for building and managing next-generation data centers.
As part of CRN’s 2019 Emerging Vendors coverage, here are 11 hot data center companies, all founded in 2013 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.
Top Exeuctive: Gene Banma, CEO
DriveScale’s Composable Infrastructure next-generation server system provides the ability to create, adapt, deploy and redeploy logical servers using pools of disaggregated, heterogeneous compute, storage and network fabric. DriveScale works with partners to help data-driven companies create elastic, bare-metal clouds for data-intensive applications.
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