Datacentre Modernisation Trends and Challenges

Early adopter or laggard? Cutting edge or legacy? Fast IT or slow IT? It’s never been a binary choice, but with the pace of IT evolution continuing to accelerate, it’s never been more important to plan for the future, while at the same time maintaining the maximum benefits from past investments. What characteristics might define

Creating the Data Centre of the Future with Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Most IT professionals today recognise that enterprise IT will be hybrid in the future. To provide the optimal foundation for each workload being deployed, the hybrid IT environment will include cloud-based infrastructures—from multiple providers—co-existing alongside infrastructure within the enterprise data centre or a hosted environment. Regardless of infrastructure model, the IT organisation will expect cloud-like

Types of Prefabricated Modular Data Centers

Data center systems or subsystems that are pre-assembled in a factory are often described with terms like prefabricated, containerized, modular, skid-based, pod-based, mobile, portable, self-contained, all-in-one, and more. There are, however, important distinctions between the various types of factory-built building blocks on the market. This paper proposes standard terminology for categorizing the types of prefabricated

Managing Data at Petabyte Scale with Object Storage

IT must be able to efficiently store and access the right data instantly. But traditional file and block storage architectures are being challenged by today’s explosive growth of data. New data sources like social media, the Internet of Things, mobile apps, etc. have existing storage networks bursting at the seams. Download this whitepaper to find