Transforming the Datacenter
Articles about Transforming the Datacenter
Big data is high volume, high velocity, real-time data that comes from all kinds of sources and ends up in a datacenter. To take full advantage of all this data, organizations need highly scalable storage and servers as well as the applications and frameworks to process all of the incoming data.
What does the consumerization of IT have to do with the datacenter? In a word—everything. BYOD policies may be putting your datacenter at risk. A VDI approach to device provisioning can address security and access problems.
The average annual IT budget, when adjusted for inflation, is less now than it was 10 years ago. Automation can help control costs and create a more flexible and responsive infrastructure.
Many IT managers are afraid to virtualize business-critical applications, but by neglecting the potential for more agility, they may be exposed to more risk. Safely virtualize business-critical services and enjoy cloud-based efficiencies.
Virtualizing works well for small workloads, and can be a great advantage in high-performance computing applications when implemented correctly.
Businesses win when they tap data in ways that enable them to perform complex business processes more efficiently. To do that, businesses must have a high-performance information infrastructures.
Storage growth is out of control! By addressing storage growth, you can manage costs.
According to industry analysts, the amount of data being directly managed in enterprise datacenters will grow 14 fold over the next eight years. That’s a lot of information. It also implies a lot of infrastructure. But there is an irony here.
When there is an outage or spike in user activity, you don’t have the luxury of a long runway. It becomes necessary to make changes on-the-fly, even automatically in some cases, so that there is no human latency at all, and that is where workload mobility comes in.
I hate to split hairs on terminology. Arguing about definitions is rarely productive. But semantics frame our view of the world, so it is critical to at least reflect on what certain words mean. Take hybrid cloud, a popular buzzword this year.
Nobody can predict the future. We don’t know which way the economy will turn, and we can only guess how consumer behavior and preferences will evolve, and who knows what technology breakthroughs are just over the horizon. Analysts and pundits, whose work it is to prognosticate, can never seem to agree on the answers.
Last week I had a typical conversation with a very successful IT executive. I had just presented benefits of a cloud computing solution, and he was excited about it, but explained he wouldn’t be able to start for a couple of years.
At some point in every IT manager’s career, someone somewhere above them in the organization is going to make a cloud decision based on a misconception. And these managers are going to blow it (and probably millions of dollars)—big time.
Advances in technology are outpacing the adoption of new capabilities. The issue: Large companies can’t keep up with the changes and are stuck running legacy information technology architectures and old datacenter technology.
The datacenter is the new black. Like black, the ideal datacenter “goes with everything.” New and collaborative technologies are powering IT innovation and opportunity today, and they have begun to coalesce in the datacenter.