The Top 5 Data Center Trends

This article originally appeared on The Data Center Journal

What do they all have in common and how can IT minimize the risks inherent to infrastructure changes?

Keeping up with technology trends has always been daunting. In just a few minutes and with a few clicks, anyone can find a dozen articles that each expose a unique vision of the future of the data center. The “experts” continually debate the top handful of trends that every CIO and director of IT should be following.

Most of the “top five” data center lists today include some variation of these trends (in no particular order):

  • Virtualization. This one remains on the list as companies expand their initiatives to include VDI and tighten up security.
  • Mobility. Smart devices continue to drive up traffic and data, and call for adjustments to traditional resource management and allocation.
  • Networks. Besides 100/400G next-generation switching and routing hardware, Software-Defined Networks (SDNs) are changing the configuration of data centers.
  • Big Data. Information continues to explode, and the latest analytics solutions are also changing the way that corporations think about business processes.
  • The Cloud. With far-reaching implications, the evolution of the cloud will be driving IT initiatives for a long time to come.

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