Key Trends in Data Centre Architecture & Technology

An opinion paper by Dr. Alan Flatman, Principal Consultant, LAN Technologies

Following the Nexans Technical Conference, Paris, December 2014, Nexans have prepared an opinion paper based on a presentation made by Alan Flatman and published with his permission.

Alan is the Principal Consultant for LAN Technologies and has over 40 years experience in the electronics and computer industries, advising on network technology and strategy since 1980. He represents the UK at both International & European cabling standards committees and is an active contributor to IEEE 802, providing the essential link between cabling and network technology groups as their liaison officer.

The paper discusses market and technology trends and challenges and presents a vision for the way these will impact data centre evolution in future.