IT leaders and industry experts have started to redo their current data centers with the new emerging technologies and this change in IT environment will drive transformation. The coming year will surprise us with many advanced solutions, while also raise concerns related to security of these innovative technologies. Read full article to know the trends and challenges expected in near future.
2016 turned out to be a year of challenges for data center
professionals and this indicates that the coming time will be even
challenging. Some of the trends such as the emergence of disruptive
technologies, growth in computing power, optimized security
standards etc., will continue. IT infrastructures are experiencing
considerable development and the new technologies are straining
power and density. While data explosion will persist, here are a few
predictions that we must watch in the near future.
Installing new technologies
In order to respond to the growing demands and to stay ahead in the
competitive world, data center have to adopt newer and smarter
technologies. This would assist in keeping a record of real time status
of the equipment and environmental conditions in the facility to
maintain a smooth flow of operations.
The new equipment includes sensors that measure the overall
situation of the IT environment and also monitors network
equipment that further helps in maintaining uptime and reduce
CapEx. New and upgraded version of IT equipment will keep
emerging and it will work to keep the data centers going always.
The rise of new technology is not only multiplying the usage of
resources, but it is also posing as a risk factor that demands better
security. For instance, the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud solutions
and software-defined architecture all combined are raising security
concerns that need to be fixed. Business sector such as government,
healthcare, BFSI are in particular focusing more on security,
however, protecting data the traditional way has become a thing of
past and there needs to be a new solution that can tighten business
Experts suggest that security should be integrated into the entire
business operation such as DevOps must be replaced with DevSecOps
for better security.
Internet of Things
Internet of Things is the new buzzword and we must have heard it
thousand times that by 2020, 25 Billion devices will be connected,
globally. But this is merely an informative sentence for us readers
but it means more than a jargon for the IT operators. The more the
devices connected, the larger data it will produce. This increases the
greater demand for storage and maintenance and directly data
center service providers are pressurized. Thus, data centers will have
to cope up with the evolving technology and build and utilize
solutions that will help with the management.
As a result, data centers will have to become more agile and
responsive to manage the increasing workload smoothly and
automation could be one of the many beneficial solutions. On the
other hand, automation of DC management activities will soon turn
out to be a standard solution to cut down work load and manual
errors and speed up receptiveness to machine failures. In the long
run to upgrade data center solutions, IT operators will have to
acquire new set of skills and shed the repetitive procedures such as
provisioning storage. These IT companies will need to do away with
single domain experts that deals with older technologies and higher
a completely new set of expertise that are well-known with the
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