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Pandemic Continued Impact on Data Center Costs: How to Apply the Learnings to Strategic Operation Planning into the Future

Tuesday, June 14, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Uptime institute data shows that while the pandemic may begin to subside during 2022, the spending increase is likely to be sustained. Spending on protective equipment and extra staff may fall back, but capital technology investments, whether in increased automation/monitoring or in site resiliency, may take years to peak, and would then require ongoing operational support. As a result, data centers should be more resilient in the years ahead, and a little less susceptible to problems with a critical component — humans. But operational costs are unlikely to fall. Adaptive strategies – adopting new practices, and our own worldview have changed, new policies have been forged, what does it mean for us moving forward?

Matt Stansberry (bio)
Vice President, North America
Uptime Institute