Prefabricated modular data centers contain at least one skid- or enclosure-mounted, ready-assembled subsystem. These subsystem assemblies have been factory tested and engineered, and they arrive fully integrated.
Data center usage has been increasing over the last few years, add to that a crazy number of As-a-Service options growing in popularity, all this has enterprise companies clamoring for third-party data center solutions to power a wide range of projects and applications. Alcatel Lucent, an international telecommunications company, has projected a 20% annual growth rate in the number of metro areas with cloud data centers and a 60% annual growth rate in the total number of data centers, each year through 2017.
More computing power does not equate to a need for larger data centers.
The global Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) market is estimated to grow from $307 million to $3.14 billion by 2017. The driving forces behind this market are largely availability and sustainable IT. DCIM enables organizations to analyze and verify if their business needs are being met by their data center as well as giving insight into operational needs of the data center.
Cloud computing is very popular among businesses especially since it makes using servers and other storage applications easier. But, this industry has had very little growth and change over the last decade. Companies are now showing extreme interest in developing the Cloud industry to be more private, to run temporary workloads, and to have a safer way to migrate applications.
A centralized computing approach is ideal for all of your platforms.
Due to massive growth of data center traffic and the movement from in-house data centers to cloud-based, Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is becoming more important in IT. DCIM can help to manage data center available and efficiency, as well as assisting in in movement toward more sustainable IT. There are significant questions as to whether or not a single vendor can provide a holistic solution which is also driving concerns regarding cross-vendor product compatibility.
Rather than IT departments storing, maintaining and housing servers on prem, they may choose to use a colocation provider to house their equipment. This is often times cheaper and more efficient than renting or operating servers in house. Bottom line is to do your research before choosing a provider. The advantages of this service far outweigh the disadvantages.
Data share centers are being ridiculed for their incessant overuse of electricity.
Choosing the proper data center is very important.
As consumers and businesses increase their demands for internet data, the Data Center Interconnect (DCI) market is growing rapidly. Cloud computing, video downloads, and demands from mobility devices are testing the capacity limits of even the largest of data networks. An important partner in this system are Internet Exchanges (IXs). Most Internet Exchanges are headquartered outside of North America, and they are often created as nonprofit corporations. IXs also help to control costs, always an important factor for the end user.
If smart cities are going to become a reality, the data infrastructure to support them must first be created. Software defined data centers (SDDC) may be precisely the foundational technology that can make this possible. Technology leader Rashik Parmar of IBM walks through the connections between in the continuous growth of computing power, how that in turn demands the Cloud, which in turn allow many organizations within the city the flexibility to develop many solutions. Rather than laying out predictions, Parmar discusses directions the technology is advancing and relays gaps that still must be bridged.