Supporting the New IT Landscape – Looking at What’s Next

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Rittal
Presented by Herb Villa

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline new solutions for new technologies and application disruptors.
  2. Review installation criteria for new technologies.
  3. Explore adapting existing infrastructure for the next application.
  4. Plan for the next deployment—power, climate control.


1 AIA LU/Elective
1 PDH*

Just when you think there is nothing new―VR/AR, 5G, cryptocurrency rigs and blockchain applications, undersea data centers―today’s new IT designs are pushing far beyond the traditional data center space. These new applications are driving unique solutions for data management and the appliances supporting them in all kinds of environments. How should you plan to accommodate these emerging technologies?

Herb Villa, Senior Systems Consultant, Data Center Solutions, Rittal North America, will discuss what’s next and explore emerging technologies as well as strategies for adapting today’s IT infrastructure components to meet these new challenges.

New IT


Herb Villa is Senior Systems Consultant, Data Center Solutions, Rittal North America LLC. Rittal is the world’s largest enclosure manufacturer and a leader in competent thermal management of electrical, electronic and IT equipment. With a background in mechanical engineering, Herb has more than 20 years of experience in the IT market, having been involved in all aspects of data center and system design, installation and operations. Herb has also benefited from multiple vantage points – data center operator, manufacturer, systems integrator and corporate trainer. This experience has been used to provide training to end users and engineers/consultants in a variety of forums including conferences, on-site and on-line. Herb has put this knowledge to work for a variety of clients including Fortune 500, financial services, education, government and content and entertainment organizations.


Rittal Corporation Rittal designs and manufactures the world’s leading industrial and IT enclosures, racks, and accessories—including high-efficiency, high-density power management and climate control systems for industrial, data center, outdoor, and hybrid applications.