Trends in Data Center
- December 25, 2009
Companies need to enhance their technology investments, specially because of the economic ambiguity. Every industry was affected because of the economic recession. Data Centers India solutions providers were also affected and they are under pressure to preserve the levels of reliability, security, flexibility and efficiency and that to without increasing any cost even in some cases cost was asked to be reduced. To cover increasing demands from business Data Centers should be modernized if they want to harvest future rewards. Some of the best modernization available in market are automation, blade server and virtualization. In recent times two other data center modernization which are in limelight are utility computing and infrastructure as a service. Ass according to the industry experts in the upcoming year there will be shortage of cost cutting proposals. There is a excitement around that “cloud computing” is the best solution for cost cutting. Cloud is more a new kind of technology which fetches new worth to the enterprise, then being a cost cutting solution for the existing services and enterprise apps.
First step to be followed for the Data Center is to think like a Cloud-based service provider. Start using technologies which are used to boost the performance of Cloud computing. Also put into practice the service which will make the infrastructure more supple, so that resources are used to make the infrastructure to work like self-service instead of build to order. Sharp focus on right technologies and change of mind status are two requirements which are needed to increase value of the existing resources. Its true that virtualization is important, but its not universal remedy. There are many steps which are needed to be followed in a data center if someone wants their business to grow on normal rate in this economical roller coaster ride.
Automation of Server, Network and Storage Devices
Virtualization helps in enabling technologies for organizations to convey new hierarchal levels in efficiency to the data center. However disadvantage of virtualization is that it blurs the contact between the clients and server, storage and network devices. This happens because virtualization permit multiple resources to be configured on a single CPU. If you attempt to create interoperability and uniformed management it can be challenging to you. For this reason automation is gaining more importance then virtualization. In Data Center Services where server management is automated it makes virtualization inappropriate to be used. In the data center where servers are automated, companies can enjoy the advantages of fast provision applications as well as that of virtualization and all this without taking any risk. Virtualization is preferred by most of the users and companies have to manage both virtual as well physical servers. Sometime they use different kind of tools for this process. Standard management is required on the tools which are required to manage virtual and physical servers. Also the changes should be monitored to find out the impact of change. Virtual machines need to be managed just like other technological machines. This is important to in order to avoid any possible performance problems along with service and security issues.
Blades Servers are the Best
We already discussed how Blade Servers are best server types used in contemporary Data Centers. All the important tasks in a data center are easily covered by Blade Servers, including supporting most important computing to workplace application. New delivery models like utility commuting and infrastructure as a service are also easily execute on Blade servers. Mostly customers look for change, energy saving, cost and time benefiting hardware and ultimate solution for them is Blade Servers. The technology behind Blade Servers is still growing and is expected to grow more mature in the year 2010. With time Blade server are expected to gain perfection from best option. They will be able to reduce data center footprints and also increase energy efficiencies. Nowadays server providers are also developing special blades for special applications. Say for an example cloud computing’s special requirement is an ultra dense, which can execute large amount of data swiftly and competently. On the other hand virtual organization requires amplified storage, data storage, network connections and memory. This is not a problem at all for Blade servers to run these applications sufficiently. Still special blade servers with modified capabilities are equipped to optimize the functionality of a server for a given application.