It is all about how IT managers chalk out a clear economic incentive behind mapping the data centre consolidation
IT managers will face innumerable challenges when dealing with next-generation data centres. Unlike in the past, it will no longer be about working on building efficiencies around the data centre. Instead, it will be more about handling the chaos and complexity arising out of various technology trends that are impacting the data centre and its consolidation process.
It is time for them to work out effective ways to map out and go in for the best-of-breed solutions to address the emerging trends, and to work out ways to map these as part of the consolidation strategy.
It is still a million dollar question whether the data centre consolidation process is a gain or pain, given that data centres are invaded with a plethora of new technologies that are influencing the consolidation process. Mapping these has not just become cumbersome, but also an expensive proposition.
It is still a million dollar question whether the data centre consolidation process is a gain or pain, given that data centres are invaded with a plethora of new technologies influencing them.
It is important to shed light on the key technological trends that impact the data centre not only from the infrastructure alignment and flexibility point of view, but also because ofcost implications.
The Internet of Things enveloping source streams of data emerging in real-time from sensors and considered to be a boon to networking, storage, analytics, and visualisation is having its impact. Software defined data centres claim to reduce the TCO across hardware, servers, storage, network consolidation etc.
Mobility is having an impact on increasing security risks, while cloud is throwing up a slew of challenges to IT managers, compelling them to map the consolidation process.