Businesses have shifted from cautiously investigating the cloud as a curiosity to racing to move even the most critical applications to shared services. Our experts examine when the cloud makes sense, when it doesn’t, and look at best practices for cloud providers managing massive amounts of data across vast virtual environments.
It's an exciting time right now for our industry. We’re in an arms race to make devices in critical infrastructure 'smart' and 'cloud-enabled'. Those who already have smart devices in critical infrastructure are busy updating their datasheets with the liberal use of the acronym “IoT.” It makes sense. The concepts behind IoT (Internet of Things) are really exciting, especially from an implementation and customer satisfaction perspective.
The unprecedented capacity requirements of large social media, search, colocation and cloud companies is driving massive investments in data center development. The scale of these operations has the potential to enable significant innovations in data center design and operation.
The data center industry is constantly evolving, but we already knew that. What we don’t know, however, is the shape and scope for the data center of the future. Trends such as cloud computing and cybersecurity are redirecting the once predictable course of the industry toward unprecedented opportunities and challenges. In order to prepare data center professionals for this new landscape, we’ve developed four emerging archetypes that will reshape the way the data center of the future looks and operates.