The Future of Connectivity: For Every Unit of Logistical Data, Expect 8-10 Units of Traditional Data

DALLAS, TX -- At our recent Texas Data Center Summit, we convened a panel of Dallas area insiders to discuss the future of connectivity, with a focus on the importance of flexibility to data center growth, and as well as how networks might be reconfigured as we look to the future. One insider we heard from was Hugh Carspecken, CEO of DartPoints, who says it’s a brand new world out there. “People are very used to a traditional data center,” he says. “And I am very much pro-larger data centers, you know? Just because you build a smaller data center located in an obscure area in some cases, doesn’t mean that the larger data centers are not going to keep growing. What we’re seeing is a completely different data center. This is what people are starting to build now.” Carspecken says these efforts are in preparation for three, four, five, maybe as far out as ten years. “They need to build this type of infrastructure now,” says Carspecken. “The current infrastructure, they already know is not going to work. It’s not that anything’s going wrong or being built incorrectly. It’s because the applications that are about to be created are going to be used in a completely different way.” “I’ll give you an analogy,” Carspecken continues. “I grew up in Atlanta. Atlanta has 75 & 85 through downtown. So they built 285 around the perimeter. But if you have people…