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Best Laid Plans – Data Centre Design and Strategy

Data CentreData centres lie at the heart of most corporate businesses, not to mention playing a critical role in delivering many public services we all use on an, if not daily, weekly basis.

With awareness increasing, on the dependency of data centres for the majority of public services we all consume and the UK Government recently reaffirming  that they are a critical part of our national infrastructure, greater scrutiny is being placed on the energy consumption of data centres and the percentage of the global carbon footprint they occupy, from both the public and political domains.

2013 Trends and 2014 Technology Drivers

Data centre infrastructure now extends beyond the walls of corporate buildings to private and public clouds. Servers are being consolidated and fully virtualised on converged infrastructure systems and demands are relentless in respects to scalability, speed and security

The never ending abundance of new technologies and applications driven by trends such as, yet not limited to,  cloud computing, social media and mobile working are shifting the balance of the purchasing decisions and influencing the data centre strategy and design; as well as enhancing green credentials.

However, in this rapidly evolving data centre environment, the criticality of the infrastructure’s scalability has never been greater. The reliability of the data centre is paramount yet closely followed by security, performance and an increasing list of new technologies and capabilities.

Read the full article in April’s edition of  Networking Communication News

Download the PDF version here

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