Gain Your Edge at the Edge

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Panduit
Presented by Mark Dehmlow and Brian Kelly

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review network IT models and deployment methods.
  2. Evaluate edge environments in order to map out physical infrastructure requirements.
  3. Discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on IT initiatives, priorities, and deployment timelines.
  4. Describe edge computing and the key business drivers for edge deployments.
  5. Identify edge deployment challenges and how to overcome them.


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After a decade of "cloud-first" approaches, we know the capabilities of the cloud and where it should be augmented with distributed edge solutions to address latency-sensitive applications, regulatory/compliance regimes, sensitive intellectual property, and more. This webinar will cover the criticality of edge infrastructure and explore how to consistently deploy IT across multiple sites.

Mark Dehmlow is a senior business development manager with Panduit’s data center business. In this role, Mark is focused on global strategic accounts, enterprise on-premises I can’t tell if there should be a comma here or if the on-premises and edge applications are both referring to the same thing and edge applications for data center infrastructure. Mark is closely following the evolution of distributed compute network architectures and the focus of organizations to leverage hybrid IT models as a result. He has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications sector, having served in various roles in high-tech manufacturing with network operators and in technology distribution. Mark is particularly interested in assisting users with the adoption of technology solutions to drive intended business outcomes for their organizations. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from Bethel University and an Master of Business Administration in international business from European University, Brussels, Belgium.

Brian Kelly joined Panduit in 2012 as a solution architect II for the Data Center Solutions Team. In 2014, he joined corporate research and development as a solution architect. Prior to joining Panduit, he spent 14 years in the telecommunications and data center colocation industries. Currently, Brian manages the network architecture team, which develops reference architecture content for data center and enterprise businesses. In addition, he manages the Panduit Labs Network, which provides secure connectivity and resources to all the labs located at the Jack E. Caveney Innovation Center in Tinley Park, Illinois. To date, he has written well over 20 technical papers that have been published on the Panduit website as well as partner websites, such as Cisco, Juniper, and Rockwell Automation. He is a member of the Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) architecture team, which publishes design and implementation guides for the industrial space. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management.


Panduit Physical infrastructure is a strategic foundation that can help futureproof your business. Panduit’s industrial electrical and network infrastructure ensures smart, scalable, and efficient connectivity solutions across the enterprise to help you compete and succeed in a constantly evolving global marketplace.


Originally published in July 2020