You’re under mounting pressure to serve as a strategic partner for the business. However, setting a strategy is difficult when no one really knows what the next disruptive technology is going to be. Looking forward can be a challenge—you need to constantly review and refine your existing IT infrastructure to make sure you’re doing everything you can to thwart the growing risk of cyber threats. And all this is happening while IT and technology budgets are rising, and IT talent is becoming scarce.
There’s no end in sight. Constantly changing technology and the demand for always-available operations are driving the need for sky-high business agility. And as organizations like yours strive to grow and compete successfully, they need to know that their IT infrastructures can handle emerging requirements and provide greater responsiveness with ease.
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.