MEDIA ARTICLE How DCs are fuelling business growth May 23, 2019 STT GDC India SHARE Link copied! Next-Gen Data Center Services to Fuel Business Growth The rapidly changing IT landscape is driving the need for next-gen data centers. Businesses today cannot wait for resources or operations to be manually configured and applied. In this fast-paced world, business models need to be robust, flexible, and scalable, to cater to the growing consumer expectations. While cloud-based delivery models are an excellent option for seamless operability,these models are costly and increase the management complexities for businesses. The rising demand for flexible infrastructure that can handle this agility; therefore, is raising the stakes for today’s data centers. Every change from now onwards in the IT landscape will only increase the demand fornext-gen data centers. How Are Next-gen data centers Different? The next-gen data centers will provide organizations with an adaptive and simpler infrastructure. They will be capable of responding to themelting technological silos, disruptive changes, and integrating the legacy of the data centers. Moreover, with the next-gen datacenters, better architecture in a single manageable ecosystem can be created. Here is how traditional and next-generation data centers fare against each other: Traditional data centers Next-generation data centers Operational Paradigm ·Manual IT optimization ·Workloads assignedmanually toserver, storage and networkingresources ·A reactive approachto opportunitiesand competitive threats ·Dynamic IT optimization withcognitive learning ·Workloads assigned automaticallyto best-fit resources based oninfrastructure patterns ·A proactive approach to opportunitiesand competitive threats Management ·Multiple tools needed to accommodate heterogeneous, multivendor systems ·Siloed management of servers,storage, and network resources ·TIL-based servicemanagement ·DCIM ·Increased visibility and simplifiedcontrols via a single console Metrics ·Hardware-based metrics, capturingcomponent-level performance ·Manual analysis needed ·Emphasis on service-based metricsfocused on business outcomes ·Real-time analytics insights used fordynamic optimization of infrastructure Security and Compliance ·Compliance checking, reconfigurations,and fixes handled manually ·Rigid, complex security architecturewith appliances dedicated toindividual systems ·Automated protection and compliancebased on policies and rules ·Heavy use of analytics to predictevents and maintain compliance How Will The Next-GenData Centres Fuel Business Growth? Most enterprises, nowadays, are embracing innovative data center solutions. Be it on-premise or through co-location; organizations are giving data the attention it deserves. Moreover, with the next-gen data centres onboard, the enterprises will be able to utilize the potential of data fully. Here are some ways in which next-gen data centre services help in fueling the growth of businesses. Hyperscale Deployments Virtualization is transforming the deployment and management of server environments in various organizations. Due to virtualization, companies are pushing server usage rates up to 80-90 percent, which was 10-20 percent not long ago. This rapid increase in system usage means servers will require more power to support processing. This increase has led to the rise in demand for hyperscale deployment in data centers. Hyperscale data centers are developed to be extremely scalable compute architectures. To achieve this level of scale and density of data, the hyperscale data centers create optimizations around energy efficiency, server utilization, cooling, and space footprint. The best approach to this is by automating the delivery of crucial resources which ranges from servers to the racks of data centers. Therefore, allowing the data centers to offer power upward of 10kW, which is way more than what legacy data centers provide in the same space with a similar footprint. Better Remote Management Next-generation data centers will offer more options for management of infrastructure remotely, including DCIM. These solutions can provide visibility to elements like temperature data, power utilization, and inventory management. In addition, they will also offer options of bandwidth usage, power monitoring as well as control on various assets. DCIM solutions will also allow organizations to centralize their management operations and handle the complexities in data centers easily. This will reduce the operating costs and enable enterprises to respond during an emergency quickly. The key feature of these solutions will be a unified interface that will allow integrated management of the entire infrastructure, including: Inventory management tools Meaningful metrics to help diagnose and rectify issues On-demand provisioning of hybrid services Hybridized Hosting Servers Under the hybridization deployment model, IT infrastructure is comprised of two or more distinct environments (public cloud, private cloud, dedicated servers, co-located servers). These environments can offer significant benefits such as faster provisioning time, improved performance of the data-intensive application, and others. A central management platform and integrated network will offer enterprises more efficient and manageable environment by unifying their operational processes under a single umbrella. Higher Security As the amount of data buildup and transaction rises, its security will becomea priority for enterprises. With next-gen data centerservices like automation, enterprises will be able to deal with securityconcerns in a better manner. Through automation, access to information, and even the entry and exit protocols will be easily managed. Businesses Need Next-Gen Data Centre Services to Drive Value There’s no denying that the data managementis the need of the hour.Businesses needto leverage next-gen data center services to dominate the market. To get those services they will need to partner up with reputable co-location vendors likeSTT GDC India. With data centers in Bangalore, Delhi, and other major cities in India, the company offers a highly resilient and secure platform for dynamic hosting. The data centers are designed for superior performance with scalability options, time-served construction, direct fiber paths, operational excellence, next-gen design, and technical redundancy providing better control over operations with low risks. In addition, the data center facility in Bangalore offers an array of connectivity options such as carrier-neutral services, full cabinets, shared rack space – tailored according to the needs of their customers.