Data Center Trends for 2021: Exclusive Predictions from Vertiv’s Gary Niederpruem

2020 has been a tumultuous, and surprising year. You could be forgiven for not having a clue as to what to expect in 2021. But that doesn't stop industry insiders from taking a crack at what they think is on the horizon. For example, this week Gary Niederpruem, Chief Strategy and Development Officer at Vertiv offered CAPRE an exclusive look at some priorities and predictions for 2021 that are based on observations from 2020. Digitization is on Fast-Forward "No one saw the pandemic coming our way, but we found new tools and uses for digitization that have become the norm in our everyday lives," shared Niederpruem. "Whether people are working from home or in the office, these tools are going to sty with us, regardless of the location we're in." High Expectations Will Push Data to the Edge Said Niederpruem: "Our expectations around security, latency, and speed are much higher than they were years ago. That is all going to push the topic of the Edge and the Edge of the Network . Moving Edge devices, compute, storage, and networking toward the consumer for these pruposes will e critical." He then also shared that the Egge will contineu to grow more and more sophisticated with time. The Advent of 5G is Here According to Niederpruem, a lot of deployment for 5G started in 2020 in places like China, and that will continue in the coming years across the globe, like…