New Book "Building a Modern Data Center" Helps IT Leaders Navigate Emerging Technologies

Practical Advice from CIOs and Architects on How to Apply and Create Value using Hyperconvergence, Software-Defined Data Center and Cloud

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Jan. 19, 2016 – Three award-winning authors and technologists have published a new book, Building a Modern Data Center: Principles and Strategies of Design, that provides practical advice on how to use new technologies such as hyperconvergence, software-defined data centers and the cloud to meet the business challenges facing today’s IT organizations. Written by a former CIO and virtualization experts Scott D. Lowe, David M. Davis and James Green, in partnership with Atlantis Computing, Building a Modern Data Center is an industry insider’s look at the potential and obstacles of leveraging emerging data center technologies to become more agile, lower infrastructure costs and improve availability.

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Incorporating research data from more than 1,200 IT professionals from 53 countries, the new book is part history lesson and part how-to guide for delivering new IT services. It traces the evolution of the enterprise data centers from legacy islands of data, through virtualization and cloud, to the rise of software-defined data centers.

“A decade ago, IT administrators prided themselves on their silos,” said Lowe, partner and cofounder of ActualTech Media. “But that organizational mentality has come and gone, and the IT department of the future is becoming much more tightly integrated and highly generalized. With increasing demands on IT and with dwindling budgets, the IT teams that can adapt quickly and establish themselves as people who can pivot to the needs of the business will be in the highest demand. This new publication will bring IT professionals quickly up to speed on creating business value from the intersection of flash storage, hyperconvergence and cloud infrastructures.”

Readers will learn why hyperconvergence, software-defined data center and cloud-based IT services will play an increasingly important role in the datacenter of the future. Building a Modern Data Center will be an important tool for CIOs, architects and IT administrator with coverage of many practical topics, including key outcomes expected from IT, data protection needs, the ins and outs implementing software-defined storage and hyperconverged infrastructure, and the design of the data center of tomorrow. The book concludes with insights and predictions about how the latest trends in containers, hybrid cloud, open-source projects, non-volatile memory and the improving economics of flash will impact data centers over the coming years.

“Tech pros can no longer keep doing the same old thing and expect to thrive or even survive,” said Stu Miniman, senior analyst and principal research contributor at “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.”

The 262-page Building a Modern Data Center is available in PDF for free from the Atlantis website and in Kindle eBook format ($2.99) from Print copies ($9.99) will be available from Amazon next month.

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About ActualTech Media

ActualTech Media provides enterprise IT decision makers with the information they need to make informed, strategic decisions as they modernize and optimize their IT operations. Leading 3rd party IT industry influencers Scott D. Lowe, David M. Davis, James Green and special technical partners cover hot topics from the software-defined data center to hyperconvergence and virtualization. Analysis, authorship and events produced by ActualTech Media draw audiences from over 53 countries around the globe. More information is available at

About Atlantis

Atlantis, winner of the Best of VMworld and Best of Citrix Synergy awards, offers the industry’s most flexible and powerful Software-Defined Storage (SDS) platform. Atlantis delivers the performance of an all-flash array at half the cost of traditional storage. Atlantis HyperScale leverages the Atlantis patented SDS platform to deliver all-flash hyper-converged appliances that are 50 to 90 per cent lower cost than traditional storage or other hyper-converged appliances. To date, Atlantis has deployed over 52 Petabytes of storage for more than 1,000 mission critical deployments, including some of the largest virtualization deployments in the world. Atlantis is privately held and funded by Adams Street Partners, Cisco Systems, El Dorado Ventures and Partech Ventures, with headquarters in Mountain View, California and offices in Europe.

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