Program Participant

Program Participant

Eric Wilcox

Vice President, Engineering, Global Solutions, Vertiv

Eric Wilcox is the Vice President of Engineering for Global Solutions at Vertiv. Global Solutions leverages Vertiv’s industry leading technology, products and engineering to provide unique problem solving capabilities in the data center space.

Eric has previous work history at Dell, where his last role was Product Marketing and Planning Manager for their PowerEdge power and cooling portfolio. Previous roles within Dell, include Engineering Manager of Enterprise, AC/DC power subsystems, and Marketing Portfolio Manager of the Data Center Infrastructure Organization.

His work history that spans 18 years of Marketing and Engineering also includes roles at EMC where he held positions of AC/DC power sub-system Engineer, Advanced Engineering Manager, and Manufacturing Engineering Manager. 

Eric’s education includes a BSEE from the University of Connecticut and a High-Tech MBA from Northeastern University in Boston. Eric and his family reside in Austin, Texas. 

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Topical Session 9: New Technologies for Data Transport
Tuesday, 23 January 2018


Changing Perspectives on Global Interconnect for Hyperscale Data Centers




Shifting requirements due to data demands, internal traffic management, and end user service agreements have begun to drive Hyperscale and colocation data centers to change how they approach data interconnect among their assets, globally. Techniques such as direct submarine cable connectivity, shifting network architectures to reduce latency, and dedicated capacity and investment in submarine capacity and long haul networks have all changed how, when, and where transport assets are built and utilized. A large internet company recently noted that their private internal data center interconnect traffic was higher by a factor 10-12x than traffic between their data centers and the rest the public. This changes the reality of who invests in connectivity assets, where they are placed, and what they are used for.

The session will cover new ways of thinking about how data centers and the networks that support them are designed, built, operated, and managed.

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