In the coming years, as new technology and applications place more demands on the data center, IT leaders will be looking to modernize and adopt solutions that allow for maximum flexibility, agility and efficiency. Today’s let’s look at the top data center trends from IDC:
- Increased data center modernization: IDC predicts that 55% of enterprises will have modernized their data center architecture by 2020. This surge in updates will be driven by heavier workloads and new application demands
- Continued workload rationalization: companies will continue to look for efficiencies in workload handling that could drive lasting changes in operations
- Increased use of modular power and cooling techniques: data center facilities will be looking to these techniques to ramp up efficiency and contain costs
- Consumption- based IT becomes the norm: with “as-a-service” models improving, IDC expects that traditional methods of procurement will make up far less of IT spending
- Increased data controls: investments made today will start to bear fruit giving enterprises more control across all their operating environments from in-house, cloud to edge
- Migration to software-defined IT continues to grow: IDC predicts that with the increased need for speed and flexibility and demands for efficiency, more enterprises will need to migrate traditional IT infrastructure to software-defined solutions
- IT leaders work to make edge data centers “smart”: IT will continue to work in the coming years to better link core and edge systems to support their company’s digital transformation
Is your data center facing increased pressure from the demands of new technology and applications? Make 2018 the year to do more than just get by. The team at Evolving Solutions can help you define clearly where your data center is, where it needs to go and what solutions will get you there. We can help you stay on top of these data center trends.
We offer several types of data center assessments from cloud readiness, server and storage consolidation needs to overall data center health that will help ensure your data center is ready to tackle the trends to come.