Today’s data center managers are faced with the arduous task of reducing expenses while increasing responsiveness. Finding ways to better address rising data center capital and operations costs has companies pursuing strategies such as infrastructure consolidation , virtualization, and cloud computing. Although these solutions continue to offer dramatic increases in server utilization along with cost reductions by promoting greater coordination and resource sharing within the data center, they reinforce the need to simplify management and ensure security in an environment where workloads can be shifted so easily.
Companies are looking for data center architectures and solutions that will allow them to improve their ability to quickly deliver new services. Those having the most success are moving away from the incompatible and inflexible technology silos of the legacy data center and moving toward a more unified, flexible, and cost-effective data center environment.
The following technologies are mostly adopted as solutions to increase operating efficiencies, simplify operations, and increase business agility:
- Server Virtualization
- Desktop Virtualization
- IT as a Service (ITaaS)