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 â€śexpertsâ€ť continually debate the top handful of trends that every CIO and director of IT should be following.
Most of the â€śtop fiveâ€ť 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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