For many years, data centers have been the center of tech operations for businesses of all sizes, whether they manage their own data centers or rely on data centers as a service from third-party vendors. In any case, data centers are evolving; thanks to advanced technology like cognitive computing and predictive analytics, today’s data centers are becoming smarter and more capable.
Next generation data centers employ many new technologies, including:
So how is a next generation data center different from a traditional data center?
Traditional and next generation data centers are very similar in functionality. Both are designed as a location to store both data and applications for a business, for purposes like file storage and sharing, productivity applications, big data analytics, and email.
However, traditional and next generation data centers diverge when it comes to structure and execution. Next generation data centers make use of much more advanced technology, and are therefore capable of higher efficiency and better performance. Advanced data centers aren’t fundamentally reliant on hardware, since they feature software-defined controls, and because they take advantage of automation, multi-layered controls, machine learning, and more, they’re much more flexible.
Using the next generation of data center technology ultimately helps you in several key ways: