Data center and networks provide centralized infrastructure for enterprises to store, process and compute data. As the need for data storage and processing is increasing with the introduction of big data, cloud computing and Internet of thing (IoT), the need for efficient and robust data center networks is rising. Data centers help enterprises in reducing costs and enhance security along with providing increased control of IT, disaster recovery and compliance. High performance servers, storage devices and networking solutions are the core components of a data center.
A data center can either be established within the organization or it can be outsourced. Several types of data centers exist, which are categorized by their purpose-built. Specialized data center (supercomputers, high frequency trading); cloud or shared (Amazon, Rackspace); content based (Google, Facebook) are some examples of purpose-built data centers.
Building a data center is a daunting task and it requires lot of planning. Some of the key challenges which need to be taken into account could be: maintaining availability and uptime, improving utilization of capacity (power, cooling, space), managing energy usage & cost, improving staff productivity and reducing operating expenses.
Trending technologies such as Internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing has set the path for data center growth. Adoption of mobile and cloud computing technologies necessitates next generation data center networks which can sustain increasing data strains. To address these demands, there is a popularity for pooled data center networks which provides flexibility of transferring workloads across other cloud networks.
Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and Software defined data center (SDDC) are some of the tools which are used for resource optimization while reducing operating cost. DCIM tools monitor and manage IT equipment as well as facility infrastructure components to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint. SDDC helps in optimum utilization of IT resources by virtualizing each element and deliver as a service.
ASDReport.com offers a plethora of reports covering data centers and networks market. These reports cover various technologies and topics on the market like, converging wide area network, data center security, internet data centers, and much more.