Posted on June 19, 2018 by Gento | Comment (0)
The IT world has reached a bit of a conundrum. The rate at which technological advances are being achieved is starting to outpace data center capabilities. Namely, data centers are working overtime to balance three main workload priorities: rapid resource delivery, control, and low latency. In order to maintain a state of continuous innovation and process improvements, data centers must not only balance these workload priorities, but they must also account for other factors that are driving new ways of thinking.
Posted on June 13, 2018 by Gento | Comment (0)
It’s no secret that data centers come with a hefty price tag. In fact, it costs a whopping $270.1 million to operate a data center over 10 years, and the life expectancy of a data center is just 10-15 years. Considering these extremely high costs, it makes sense to have IT equipment that can operate effectively and efficiently for the entirety of your data center’s life. That’s why Raritan’s intelligent PDUs offer future-proof design architecture that’s built to last while delivering reliable power management.
Posted on May 29, 2018 by Gento | Comment (0)
The threat of cyber-attacks seems to reach a new all-time high daily, as cyber criminals continue to become better funded and more sophisticated in their efforts. In fact, a recent PWC report showed that the number of security incidents across all major industries rose by an unprecedented 38 percent. Conversely, data theft from utility companies tripled from 2014 to 2015 by an astonishing 234 percent. In light of these statistics and the rising number of attacks, many companies are left searching for a solution that will protect their vital data and defend against cyber-attacks.
Posted on May 22, 2018 by Gento | Comments (4)
Top Four Concerns for Data Center Managers
Preparedness is often the first step for resolving potential challenges and devising solutions. As such, in order to properly prepare for the future of data centers, it is important to first understand the top concerns for data center managers.
1. Climate Change. -- In a recent 2018 study, more than 50 percent of participating organizations were concerned about the potential for climate change disruptions to existing data centers. Throughout the globe, organizations need to take into consideration the potentially negative impacts of rising temperatures, growing floodplains, and an increase in violent storms. All three types of climate change coincide with the increase in region-wide disasters. In order to prepare for this potential challenge, data centers need to include disaster and emergency planning efforts into the broader business continuity plans for the entire organization.
2. Data Center Infrastructure Security Threats. -- Due to the nature of the sensitive business and personal information that they hold, data centers need to remain vigilant for potential infrastructure security threats. Recent studies show that these attacks are more frequently being conducted on an IP-basis. As such, organizations need to effectively control how machines are connected to their data centers. Through private networks, a limited number of access points, and stringent monitoring systems, data centers can remain prepared to effectively combat infrastructure security threats.
3. Emerging Edge Computing Capacity. -- Edge computing is set to be one of the emerging technologies that disrupt the data center sector. This type of technology is a direct response for the need to process data closer to where it is generated, consumed, integrated, and computed. As with any emerging data center technology, the concern for many managers lies in security and data sovereignty. However, as organizations require access to data at the "edge," these solutions will continue to be implemented for a variety of purposes. From "store and forward," to data consolidation and backup, self-contained micro-modular data centers will play a key role in deploying a viable solution for edge computing.
4. DCIM Strategies. -- Data center complexity is on the rise. As a response to this increased complexity, the requirements for control, management, and visibility from DCIM software has also grown. Fortunately, DCIM products have recently matured to now offer rich, scalable, and stable management solutions to increase the forecasting, agility, and efficiencies of data centers. While it is still an under-deployed technology, it is expected that as it continues to mature, so too will it become a more widely adopted solution. The challenge for data center managers will be creating and implementing the operational changes needed to support DCIM software.
The Bottom Line: Be Prepared for Upcoming Challenges
Climate change, data center infrastructure security threats, edge computing, and DCIM strategies are all concerning areas for data center managers. As these emerging technologies continue to be adopted, data centers will need to take a proactive approach. Through a state of preparedness, data centers can more readily adopt the technologies needed to meet the growing needs of organizations. Finally, with the right knowledge and preparation, data centers can continue to grow and evolve as they adopt new technologies, address the concerns of data center managers, and meet the evolving needs of organizations.
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Posted on May 17, 2018 by Gento | Comments (4)
With the rapid expansion of data centers creating highly complex IT infrastructures, it’s becoming more important than ever to find ways to increase the efficiency of day-to day operations. One of the most practical ways to achieve improved efficiency is through devices that are easy to use and easy to deploy.