Q&A with Data Center POST’s Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu
Data Center POST spoke with John Lowe, VP of Sales of StayOnline, about what the company would like to accomplish at Data Center World, taking place April 3-6 in Los Angeles. Data Center World draws upon the knowledge of the more than 3,500 AFCOM members, the association for advancing data center and IT infrastructure professionals, to create an end-user driven agenda that focuses on real solutions for today’s key challenges. In our Q&A with Mr. Lowe, we discuss StayOnline’s global presence, the data center industry and upcoming developments.
Data Center POST, Kathy Xu (DCP-KX) Question: Tell our readers about your company. What do you do and what problems are you attempting to solve?
StayOnline, John Lowe (StayOnline-JL) Answer: StayOnline is one of the leading power cord providers in the world. With facilities in the U.S., Czech Republic and China we pride ourselves on our expansive inventory, including rare items, counting more than 4,000 SKUs. A function of our inventory levels is our customers love how quickly we can deliver with same day shipping on in-stock items.
DCP-KX Q: What do you attribute to your company’s success?
StayOnline-JL A: First and foremost, we are fanatical about quality. Our ISO 9001 and UL-certified facilities are a direct result of our robust Quality Management System, which we believe to be the best in the industry.
DCP-KX Q: How do you see the data center industry evolving? What do you think is the greatest challenge in the data center industry?
StayOnline-JL A: The greatest challenges always drives evolution, and we’re seeing increased pressure from our customers on managing expenses as it relates to cooling and power consumption. You wouldn’t think something as simple as a power cord would impact this, but it can be significant. We’re working very closely with large data center customers to customize their cord lengths so they’re not impeding air flow and introducing additional heat with coiled power cords. We’re also helping to properly identify critical power paths with color cords, allowing them to resolve power related issues quickly.
DCP-KX Q: What new developments are on the horizon for your company?
StayOnline-JL A: We’re excited to have recently received UL approval to start manufacturing in our Prague facility. This means we will be better partners with our global customers and deliver the highest quality products in the shortest amount of time.
DCP-KX Q: What would you like to accomplish at Data Center World
StayOnline-JL A: We already work with many of the attendees, but there are those that are unaware of our expanded capabilities, both in the U.S. and globally as well. So, we’re looking forward to updating our current customers and introducing ourselves to those we have not yet had the pleasure of working with.
DCP-KX: Thank you for your time and best of luck at Data Center World. Readers, if you are interested to learn more about StayOnline, please visit: http://www.stayonline.com/
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