Disruptive external forces such as cloud computing, cybersecurity and sustainability are driving profound changes in data center landscape and are propelling new data center archetypes to emerge. How are large enterprise organizations addressing the disruption? What's the best scenario for your business?
Stick build or prefabricated data center? What’s the best investment? Unified infrastructure is an emerging category and gives CIOs a variety of options to consider that didn’t exist five years ago when they’re faced with building a new data center.
While most CIOs agree that their role will change in the next five years, less than a third see themselves as developers of business strategy or drivers of their company’s competitive future today, according to a 2013 study by Emerson Network Power.
What’s holding your organization back? Inadequate or unreliable power? A dated cooling system that can’t support higher rack densities? Simply out of space? Without visibility into what you have today, you can’t plan for what you will need in the future. You don’t have to manage like that anymore.
Once, you could guard against downtime by over-provisioning and being ultra-conservative. Those are no longer options. Fortunately, new approaches have emerged to achieving the most fundamental goal of every IT organization: avoiding downtime.
While IT has been driving efficiency and productivity across the business, it has been suffering from inefficient processes, capital investments and energy utilization. It’s time to fix that. You’ll save money and increase agility.