Instead of simply focusing on developing strategies, create sustainable strategies, which is essential not only for the growth of business, but also for future-proofing data centers. In this article, we have mentioned a few approaches that can assist in improving data center solutions.
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As an IT operator, you must at some point in time, felt that your IT strategies
aren't just enough. IT managers are always buried under the pressure of
innovating its existing technologies to meet the demands of the future
effectively We do realize the crucial part the technical world plays to upkeep a
competitive edge in the market and promote business growth. In spite of this,
many are still fighting to match pace with the evolving landscape and
successfully achieve their business goals, based on their current IT strategies.
Reassessing data center strategy
There are certain instances that make organizations reconsider their strategy
one of which is when they experience service disruption, they may think of
improving and implementing a different infrastructure strategies to prevent
such future interruptions. Next comes the tension generated when businesses
gets confused in aligning the traditional data center strategy with the new
Given the fact that the number of data centers in India is going upward, the
problems of aging infrastructures has become more common. The new
technologies are overpowering the traditional infrastructure that creates
additional issues while replacing the legacy strategies with new ones. Over the
course of time, the aging infrastructure only becomes more complex and the
increasing complexity, attached with static finance and surging expenditure,
altogether can impact the transparency crucial for optimum performance.
At instances, traditional systems fail to maintain pace with the emerging
technology that results in inefficiency in delivering the level of quality,
performance and integration required. What's more is that these issues
restrict customers from implementing the latest invention needed to keep up
in the industry. The point here is simple. If you data center can't manage the
emerging trends or meet your demands, then your business is bound to suffer
because ultimately, you'll be receiving bad services. So the conclusion is that
the traditional data centers isn't just creating issues for service providers, bit
significantly hurting clients as well.
Modernization is the key
Data center operators can no longer rely on traditional and closed-loop
equipment if they really want to modernize. There are a certain strategies that
can be deployed to advance legacy infrastructure and enhance quality of
services provided. One of the techniques that could help improve efficiency
and cut down energy consumption is data center consolidation. Moreover,
virtualization can be another key concept to improve resource consumption
and upkeep energy efficiency by restricting system from using computing
power when not required.
CIO Brian Haugabrook pointed his theory that he has moved several
applications to the cloud, just like other CIOs and plans to move most of them
soon in the future. "Over the next three to five years, I'd say 80% of our
services will be in the cloud. But there will always be a need for services on
campus," he said. He mentioned that he would keep the door-locking and fire
alarm systems, along with closed-circuit security systems with its high
bandwidth in his IT infrastructure only and this will not require cloud solutions
for them to work.
For example, he plans to keep the door-locking and fire alarm systems in his
own data center, where he isn't reliant on a connection to a cloud provider for
them to work. His closed-circuit security system, with its high demand on
bandwidth, will stay in his data center, too.
Apart from that, Schneider Electric highlighted a crucial point that is continual
maintenance of the data center. Besides, it also mentioned that it's essential
to understand and determine the best times to replace outdated equipment
with new ones. Because maintenance can't always solve all the issues and
sometimes it's best to replace traditional systems with better ones.
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