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Next Data Centers – Are You Lingering Behind the Latest Technology!

Data centers are capitalized and built on long time preferences and usually settled with the same technology decades or more. It is to be acknowledged that it’s no wrong-doing by continuing with old, or extinct, design and technology, beyond implementing high-rated expensive next-gen gears because for the  corporate enterprise and government, the primary role of the data center capacity planner is to provide 24/7 uptime availability, reliability and resiliency.

In 2015, the cloud has got the cards and businesses will adopt it with opening hands. The demand for IT as a service, combined with the need to reduce costs, has pushed data centers to the bid on the trending cloud. This large-scale adoption will fuel transition-related trends and IT departments will begin to adapt their practices to the cloud age which will determine the data centers to go the seamless transfiguration with the flourishing technology.

Knowingly, the spur in data curating and digital intelligent devices of all kinds will drive profound global growth in data centers; Small Businesses to the Biggies are vigorously exploring moves to new co-location facilities, managed services and cloud facilities in order to take advantage of gaining new technology, agility, and capital preservation and/or shifting CapEx to OpEx.

Data-centers undergoing massive changes; here what you should know:

Next-Gen Data Centers

The data center will perennially mutate from a traditional, virtualised, stringent and centralised IT infrastructure into a service-oriented and economically efficient internal cloud. The new data centre will leverage internal customers to consume IT as a service, host critical applications and data, and augment capacity by using an external cloud. This transformation is the result of the pressure public cloud computing exerts on IT organisations to compete with cloud providers, as well as the need to support a growing mobile workforce.

The Hybrid Cloud Data Centers

The Hybrid Cloud Data Centers

According to the latest survey, three out of four organizations are crony in the adoption of a hybrid model helping them to use cloud as necessary without eliminating their current data storage systems. The company may adopt a hybrid system that keeps main transactions on current servers and puts all other data in the cloud. That gives the organization the increased storage necessary to run analytics without completely changing the way basic operations — like sales — work. This decreases the initial investment and lessens the learning curve. Companies will continue to combine cloud infrastructures — private and public, local and remote, software as a service and infrastructure as a service — in ways that minimize costs.

Computing Mobility

Reports assert that wireless data traffic will increase 40% from 2014 to 2015, compared to 26% for total data traffic. Smart devices nudge to drive up traffic and call for adjustments to traditional methods of resource management and allocation. According to Gartner, the proliferation of mobile devices will result in an increased focus on creating models to meet the needs of mobile users in a wide variety of contexts and environments, rather than just focusing on utility of the devices themselves. Though unsure about data center impact other than the resultant traffic increase, IT management and vendors will need to consider the overall environment and resultant challenges associated with losing control of remote and wireless devices.

Big Data Invites Virtualization

Big Data Invites Virtualization

will be gamut of information; Business processes will be compelled to change through incorporating the latest analytics solutions. Migration from Building Management systems to Data Center Information Management will be a better integration of facilities and IT. Reports cite that data volumes will exceed 6 trillion terabytes (TB) then what; simultaneously there will be expansion into virtual desktop infrastructure and improvements in security. Virtualization drives the density-critical mass that makes the cloud such an attractive model. The cloud has a greater degree of virtualization, contributing to economic gains of tripling workload density per server.

Industrial Data Center on the Verge

Modularization in data center design will be combined with more flexible approaches to provisioning illustrating part of a wider inclination to an industrialized view of the data center. Pre-fabricated data centers will gain traction, especially with colocation companies, because of the ease of scaling and expanding to more responsively address shorter planning horizons in a competitive outsourcing market. Factory-built data centers witnessed a prolific spur, with flexible modular concepts focused on energy efficiency and rapid deployment. An acceptable demand for turnkey data center programs have been upshot, eminently a plug-and-play raised-floor data center space that shifts development costs from tenant to landlord, and allows for quicker deployment than if the customer built a new facility.

Convergence Turns Macro-Level

Convergence Turns Macro-Level

It’s not only that the technological systems are coming through convergence; Telecommunications and IT industries are moving closer together as voice and data services are now routinely consumed on the same device. In fact, more than half of the participants in the Data Center 2025 project predicted that at least 60 percent of telecommunications network facilities will be data centers by 2025, and 79 percent expect at least half of telecommunications companies to make colocation facilities part of their networks. This convergence will drive more standardization in the technologies used to support voice and data services and break down the isolations that have orthodoxly existed between these two critical functions.

TCO to Significantly Get Low

DCIM enables data for making better decisions about migrating workloads between data centers, scheduling upgrades, and new construction projects.

Complete cost of ownership for data center operations will decrease by 30% through smart machines and industrialized services. According to Gartner, by 2015, there will be more than 40 vendors offering managed services with smart machines and industrialized services.

The complete cloud era backs the perception of the data center as a profit center rather than a cost center, especially for larger commercial data centers. As a result, management will be more focused on ROI, paybacks, and internal rates of return where data center investment is central to the business. Data Centers have become more efficient and standardized.

By 2015, global investment in eco-friendly data center technologies will represent 28% of the $150 billion data center infrastructure market, according to Pike Research.

Up-Shot in Storage

Falling prices of solid state storage increases its attractiveness. Some industry analysts claim that solid state disks (SSD) will become the de facto standard for online computing in the coming year. They attribute this to a rapid decrease in pricing, larger capacity, and read/write endurance. SSD also assists in supporting latency and speed issues associated with far-flung and continuously moving virtual data centers. Nearly 50% of the consumer Internet population will use personal cloud storage, reflecting a 700% increase to 8000 EB from 2010 to 2015.

IoT, BYOD Bids on Data Centers

IoT BYOD Bids on Data Centers

Automation and digitizing augments for new business possibilities for managing the gamut of data, creating new revenue sources, OS controls, sneaking into new markets and adopting technologies.

Examples include utility billing and Uber ride-sharing.

  • Fixed-line is expected to carry over 90% of the traffic for industrial Internet of Things (IoT). Besides that, intelligent embedded systems will contribute 65% of all units. Telcos could gain from these by offering IoT-managed services, which is forecast to reach about U.S. $775 million by 2015 for the Asia Pacific region.
  • The data created by Internet of Everything (IoE) will reach 403 zettabytes (ZB) per year by 2018, up from 113 ZB in 2013. By 2018, IoE devices will create twice the amount of data end users transmit to data centers and be 47 times greater than total data center traffic.
  • There will be 30 billion connected end-points by 2020.
  • Small percentages of data that IoE produces locally (about 2%) will actually reach a data center, so plenty of opportunity exists for growing industry storage capacity far beyond current forecasts.
  • Adoption of technologies and services related to IoT will rise in 2015, particularly within the small and medium business markets and larger organizations that were not early adopters.
  • Industry consolidation is a key driver for wider IoT adoption, especially as market participants(via strategic alliances) work to define standards across the value chain.

With IoT, big data and BYOD are the trends to set-off – a definite change is to be gazed in the set of data-center requirements; these trends will drive the need for both large and small data centers in regions across the world. The size of data centers will be determined by what the data centers do.

Data centers are undergoing fundamental mutations in terms of management shifts their focus to issues such as speed of deployment, manageability, scalability, efficiency and security. They are seeking innovations that give them the agility they need to respond to changes both in the data center ecosystem and in the markets. Cloud is to play an instrumental role in the mutation of the forth agile data centers.


Niloy Banerjee

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