Data Center Solutions for thriving businesses
The world is becoming hyper-networked as more and more devices are connected to the Internet. From mobile devices to smart appliances, the total number of connected devices is expected to surpass 50
billion units by 2022. This staggering number of connected devices requires adequate Data Center Solutions.
The aggregate amount of data demanded by these devices is enormous. Further, the explosion in user data demand, applications and connected services has a multiplicative effect on the network traffic – typically 5X or more in machine to machine traffic generated within and between data centers.
Not only will the growing number of connected devices increase the demand for data, there are multiple mega trends impacting the data center infrastructure which will further drive the expansion of network bandwidth and storage capacity. These include:
• Artificial Intelligence (AI)
• Intelligent Edge Computing
• Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN)
• 5G Wireless
• Virtual Reality (VR)
• Augmented Reality (AR)
Empowering Digital Enterprises and Consumers
Data center solutions are increasingly important to digital enterprises and consumers. For many enterprises, data centers play a vital role in delivering IT services and providing storage, communications, and networking to support day-to-day business operations.
Data centers enable a broad range of business critical applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), messaging and collaboration, and business analytics. Similarly, consumers through their mobile devices rely on data centers for essential applications such as email, cloud storage, video on demand (VoD), and
smart digital assistants.
Data centers also empower a growing number of networked devices like wireless sensors, surveillance cameras, and smart light bulbs with analytics and intelligence making daily lives more convenient and comfortable. The impact of data centers on modern digital lifestyles is immeasurable.
Data center solutions are an integral part of modern IT infrastructure. Equipped with advanced networking, computing and storage equipment, modern data centers are capable of handling huge volumes of data to and from storage endpoints, server nodes, and network ports.
In a cloud environment, hyper-scale data centers are critical resource hubs with massive computational horsepower and storage capacity designed to support a myriad of online applications and services.
Data Center Landscape
Enterprises and service providers today employ various types of data centers, ranging from privately owned to large-scale public cloud. Recent years have witnessed an increased availability of outsourced data centers trying to get enterprises to move application workloads off premises to reap the benefits of cloud computing.
Notable outsourced data center types include content-based, collocation, high performance computing (HPC), shared cloud, and cache-based. In many cases, these purpose-built data centers are effective in handling and managing workloads for enterprises and enabling service providers to deliver services and data faster.
Nevertheless, not all enterprise workloads can be moved off premises to the cloud, especially when applications deal with sensitive data needed for mission-critical operations. For security reasons, many enterprises in critical infrastructure sectors, such as financial services, healthcare, energy, transportation and government, still host their applications on premises.
Other important benefits for hosting applications on-premises include single tenancy IT governance and compliance and full control of systems and applications. As enterprise and consumer needs change and expand over time, data center architecture will evolve to support new requirements.
New and emerging applications, such as 4K live streaming, AI, VR and AR, that require high network bandwidth and low latency are expected to drive enterprises and service providers to put more network computing power and storage closer to end user devices or at the edge of the network to improve application performance.
As edge computing becomes more prominent in the IT infrastructure, edge data centers will play a greater role in redefining network computing and storage and shaping the data center landscape.
Data Center Infrastructure
Expanding data volumes pose many design challenges to the data center infrastructure. The need for higher bandwidth and storage capacity prompts a rethinking of the electrical and optical design, as well as the system-level hardware and software design.
Furthermore, the ever-changing requirements for the virtualized server and storage fabrics present additional challenges on the network interfaces and storage adapters.
Addressing the needs of modern data centers requires transformational changes across various systems, from the network to the compute and storage. Upgrading bandwidth and eliminating data bottlenecks are essential to supporting next-generation data-intensive applications.
Equally important is the continuous improvement and optimization of SoC platforms to support diverse use cases as well as future needs. Meeting these technical objectives requires an extensive array of key enabling
technologies. Contact Musato Technologies today to learn more about our innovative data center solutions.