Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown has been appointed Senior Vice President of Data Center Solutions Segment in April 2016. Kevin is responsible for the development of our data center strategy and solutions portfolio for Schneider Electric, including rack systems, cooling offers, prefabricated modular systems, management products, advanced services, and overall reference designs. Kevin is an experienced industry professional in both the data center and HVAC industry. He has over 20 years of experience in various senior management roles including software and hardware development, sales, and general management. Prior to his appointment, he was the Vice President of the Data Center Global Strategy and Technology for Schneider Electric. In this role, he was responsible for leading Schneider Electric’s portfolio strategy and leading innovation to respond to emerging data center industry trends.

IoT, Edge Computing, Big Data – Creating the Next Wave in Data Center Innovation

With Schneider Electric hosting its Innovation Summit at the Paris Marathon this week, I thought it would be a great time to share some of my thoughts on innovation at… Read more »

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Predicting the Future of Densities

Nostradamus couldn’t predict the future and neither can we – why the data center industry has never predicted future rack densities correctly. Just recently, there was yet another report generated… Read more »

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Data Center Facility Module set up at Uptime Institute Symposium 2012

As I mention in my last post, we are bringing one of our nearly 50,000 lbs facility modules to the Uptime Institute Symposium being held in just a few days… Read more »

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Uptime Institute Symposium 2012 Next Week

In anticipation of the Uptime Institute Symposium next week, Matt Tavares and I put together a short video of the things we are most excited about and the main reasons… Read more »

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Conspiracy Theories and Facts: AC versus DC update

I thought it might be worthwhile to give an update regarding the ongoing debate of AC versus DC in data centers since I posted my last blog on January 30th…. Read more »

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Great Hoaxes: Bigfoot, UFO’s, and DC vs. AC efficiency studies

It’s remarkable that we continue to see what I consider pseudo-scientific ‘studies’ claiming that DC distribution is significantly more efficient than AC distribution in data centers.  These ‘studies’ make the… Read more »

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Where do metrics end and intelligent humans begin?

I’m all for metrics, but at some point the need for an actual breathing human to interpret the metric is as important as the metric itself.  PUE, WUE, ERE, DCcE… Read more »

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Tech Vault Gartner Data Center 2011

Next Monday I will be introducing Jay Fayette from Tech Vault at the Gartner Data Center Conference being held in Las Vegas.  In anticipation of that event I wanted to… Read more »

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Why data center management tools need to be more like social networks and less like the IRS

I recently presented at the Gartner Symposium and during my preparation for the presentation I revisited some of the concepts I discussed in my “Where is the data in data… Read more »

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Sporks Part II: How many tools do you need to manage a data center?

In one of my recent blogs, I compared sporks (I HATE SPORKS!) and woodworking tools as an analogy to data center management software.  You can find a link to that… Read more »

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