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7 Steps to Reduce Data Center Complexity

What Is This White Paper About?

Data center complexity is almost inherent with the new technology and applications that have emerged in the past 10 years: IoT and convergence, virtualization, increased security requirements, mobile computing and the cloud, to name just a few. Pressure on data center IT operators continues to increase as the number of business-critical applications grows rapidly, adding more complexity.

The more complex a data center is, the more difficult it can be to ensure efficiency – not only of the systems and equipment, but of the IT staff as well. It can be hard to implement new technology and strategic initiatives to move your business and data center forward when you’re stuck in reactive mode, dealing with problems that can be traced back to data center complexity.

Topics covered in the White Paper:

  • Emphasize Standardization
  • Streamline Vendors
  • Select Products Engineered to Work Together
  • Easy Installation and Maintenance Requirements
  • Safeguard Against Complexity “Seepage”
  • Find Products that Serve More than One Purpose
  • Aim for Seamless Scaling and Migration

Download the white paper to learn more about reducing data center complexity.

About The Author:

Stéphane Bourgeois - Director of Technology and Applications, Enterprise Networking

Throughout his 27-year career Stéphane has worked in the telecommunications industry: He started his career with Nortel as a Design Engineer from 1989 to 1994, then as a Product Manager until 1999; from 1999 to 2007 he held various Sales and Marketing positions for companies such as ITF Optical Technologies, VoiceAge Corporation and had his own consulting company. Stephane joined Belden in 2007 as Director Product Line Management, Enterprise Networking and since then has contributed to several product innovations including the 10GX Pre-Terminated Cabling System and the FiberExpress UHD System. Since 2014, Stephane as Director Technology and Applications is focusing on technology roadmap and ideation, networking applications and trends, and standards engagement.

Stéphane holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Master’s Degree in Science – Mechanical Engineering, from École Polytechnique de Montréal.

Who Is Belden?

For more than 100 years, customers who have required unsurpassed performance and durability for signal transmission have counted on the Belden brand. In the 20th century, that trust was built on high-performance wire and cable products.

Today, Belden designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive portfolio of cable, connectivity and networking products for the transmission of signals for data, sound and video applications.