Hybrid, Edge, Sustainable — What Your Data Center Will Look Like in the Future

Schneider Electric talks data center trends of the future, and the opportunity for partners.

Christine Horton, Contributing Editor

April 27, 2021

6 Slides

This week’s Schneider Electric European IT Partner Summit provided a glimpse into the data center trends of today, and the future.


Schneider Electric’s Rob McKernan

Rob McKernan is SVP, ITD Europe and global IT channels at Schneider Electric. He says COVID-19 has been a clear accelerator of digital transformation. He told partners that the resulting explosion of data means “data centers are the heart of the digital world.”

Sustainability and efficiency were high on the agenda. McKernan urged partners to “take advantage of all the great opportunities we have. Edge, the retrofitting of the regional, the cloud and colo, let’s take advantage of that revenue.”

The slideshow above offers trends that Schneider says we will see in the data center in 2021 and beyond.

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About the Author(s)

Christine Horton

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Christine Horton writes about all kinds of technology from a business perspective. Specializing in the IT sales channel, she is a former editor and now regular contributor to leading channel and business publications. She has a particular focus on EMEA for Channel Futures.

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