ActualTech Media has partnered with Atlantis Computing to provide an inside look into the way modern data centers are being built today to prepare for the demand tomorrow. Learn how agile IT principles and emerging data center services, such as software-defined storage and a hyperconverged infrastructure, will play an important role in meeting increasing business demands.

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Data Center Trends Leading to Hyperconvergence

Data Center Trends Leading to Hyperconvergence

Discover key requirements that must be satisfied by the modern data center. IT must mitigate risk in a myriad of ways, including those potentially found in the data center while also containing costs and helping career IT pros stay satisfied.

Software-Defined Storage & HCI: Insights From The Field

Software-Defined Storage & HCI: Insights From The Field

Join Scott D. Lowe from ActualTech Media and Seth Knox from Atlantis Computing to learn how your peers feel about software-defined storage and hyperconverged infrastructure in terms of cost — both initial and ongoing, performance, and benefits.

Building a Modern Data Center

Building a Modern Data Center Webinar

Scott D. Lowe from ActualTech Media and Seth Knox from Atlantis Computing will help you learn about the principles and strategies employed in building a modern data center. You’ll get a peek at some of the material from the new book Building a Modern Data Center.

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What the Industry is Saying About "Building a Modern Data Center"

“Tech pros can no longer keep doing the same old thing and expect to thrive or even survive. Building a Modern Data Center gives users detailed information that will assist in evaluating today’s business challenges and enable the delivery of data-laced insights that actually help IT departments deliver more value to their organizations."

Stu Miniman, Senior analyst and principal research contributor at

“This book explains how we arrived at the position where traditional methods couldn’t scale any further. It highlights the important factors; financial, operational and technical that must be considered in evolving the delivery of IT for next-generation architectures. It is a must-read for anyone looking to keep ahead of the technology curve."

Chris Evans, Founder of Blog.Architecting.IT and Langton Blue, Ltd

"This book is an invaluable resource for both IT veterans and newcomers alike. It provides insight and context that are critical to understanding the hyperconverged data center landscape of today and tomorrow."

Dan Frith, Blogger at

“In Building a Modern Data Center we learn the key trends that are influencing a new generation of data center technologies. This book does a phenomenal job of diving into the critical elements around cost, risk, complexity, and even business resiliency when it comes to a next-generation data center architecture.”

Bill Kleyman, Contributor to CBS Interactive and InformationWeek, and VP of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies

“IT leaders have many technology choices beyond traditional storage for solving their business challenges. Building a Modern Data Center is a thoughtful discussion of the realities of software-based and hyperconverged-based IT strategies. It’s a clearly written guide that every admin and CIO should read before making tough decisions about their IT budgets and operational models in years to come.”

David Marshall, Founder and Editor,

“This book will take you on the journey of the past, present, and future to begin the technical thought process shift that is absolutely necessary for all businesses.”

Theresa Miller, Founder of, Co-host of Current Status

"Building a Modern Datacenter is a fantastic resource for practitioners and thought leaders of enterprise organizations embarking on the IT Transformation journey!”

Dane Young, Virtualization Practice Manager at Entisys Solutions

"If you want to learn about the 'new-age' of compute and storage, then this is the book for you!”

Alexander Ervik Johnsen, Blogger and Technology Evangelist