Enterprises have long realized the value of moving their organizational operations into the digital realm. A future-proofed data center strategy is the key to bridging the gap between gathering data and understanding data. The urgent need to convert raw data into meaningful data has created demand for a new driver of innovation: IT orchestration
The growing importance of data analytics and cloud—the result of big data coming from ubiquitously networked end-user devices and IoE alike—has added to the value and growth of data centers. Furthermore, the increasing need around resources from the business perspective has led to the development of powerful cloud data centers called hyperscale data centers. This is why, according to Cisco, they will represent 47% of all installed data center servers by 2020. In other words, they will account for 83% of the public cloud server installed base in 2020 and 86% of public cloud workloads.
The data center landscape is being transformed by changes in end user requirements and innovations in facility design. These trends come together in the hyperscale data center, which brings new levels of scale and efficiency to IT infrastructure.
Cloud adoption across the healthcare industry is growing, but not without worry for organizations handling sensitive electronic protected health information (ePHI). According to the June 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey, 80 percent of healthcare organization respondents reported that they currently use cloud services. For those resistant to moving to the cloud, security concerns were cited as a barrier.
For most enterprises and healthcare organizations, disaster recovery (DR) is either not a high priority or difficult to implement due to cost and/ or complexity - until a disaster actually happens.
As data consumption continues to grow and the expansion of the Internet of Things drives increased demand for data center storage, providers are facing a unique challenge. How can a facility meet the needs of customers today while keeping pace with how those needs will grow in the future? Data center design and construction are the foundation of providing reliable, scalable service without delay or interruption. A strategy is emerging as the most sustainable and cost-effective approach: incremental growth.