Technology trends in data centers by 2016
Emerson Network Power, a company infrastructure critical systems information technology and communications, today introduced five trends in data centers to which attention should be paid in 2016.
“While we still see how many companies continue to flee long-term investments in computer equipment due to fluctuating economic environment, space in the data center is changing rapidly,” says Lal Karsanbhai, president of Emerson Network Power in Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Our industry is constantly innovating by introducing new technologies in the market on a regular basis, a trend that will continue watching over the next year.”
Here are five trends that will shape the landscape of data centers from 2016:
- The cloud is complicated
Most organizations use now, to some extent, cloud computing. The evolution from SaaS to truly hybrid environments, in which cloud services are used to provide greater flexibility to old installations, continues to progress as more organizations move to a bimodal architecture. However, instead of remaining stable, the cloud could become increasingly complex. The latest research study on the use of servers, conducted by Jonathan Toomey of Stanford and Jon Taylor of anthesis Group, revealed that server’s enterprise data centers continue to provide only, on average, between 5 and 15% of computing maximum potential during one year. In addition, 30% of the physical servers is in “comatose”, which means they have not provided IT services in six months or more. The pressure to identify and eliminate comatose servers continue to increase and is necessary for the proper management of energy consumption rate; however, the potential for unused capacity data center becomes part of a shared, a model of computing in distributed cloud, which enable enterprise data centers to sell their excess capacity service will also explore the free market.
- The architecture is imposed on technology
While technology data center plays an important role in ensuring the performance and availability, operators of data centers increasingly focus less on her and more on architectures that are deploying these technologies. “Our customers come to us to develop an architecture tailored to suit your specific needs and environment. no longer automatically seek power architecture traditional, understanding that a customized system according to your requirements is able to offer more long-term benefits, including increased availability, performance and additional savings, “adds Franco Costa, vice president and general manager of systems Emerson Network power supply in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
- Data centers are a common language
The Internet of Things (IoT, by its acronym in English) not only impact on the architecture of future data centers increasing the volume of data to be processed, but also change the management of data centers, and the latter will pass before the first. Data centers today include thousands of devices that speak many languages, including IPMI, SNMP and ModBus. This creates gaps between systems that limit the efforts of holistic management. This limitation will cease to exist as Redfish, an open specification for data center systems and management systems developed by Emerson Network Power, Intel, Dell and HP, get acceptance. Redfish create interconnectivity through data center systems, enabling new levels of visibility, control and automation. Its adoption will also help establish best practices for the effective use of IoT in other applications.
- Social responsibility is noted
Since 2007, the sector has addressed energy efficiency, but focusing primarily on the financial aspects. Now, with initiatives such as the Directive on energy efficiency in the EU, in which a set of binding measures that aims to achieve 20% reduction in energy consumption by 2020 is outlined, some companies are changing their approach financial savings for sustainability, and looking at their data centers through a lens of social responsibility. The operations of data centers, including carbon footprint, use of alternative energy and removal of equipment, are now including in statements of corporate responsibility, creating greater pressure to make progress in these areas. The impact of this trend is not limited to technology decisions on the premises. To be meaningful, it must cover the entire data center ecosystem, including placement and cloud providers. As this practice grows, sustainability will reach the level of availability and security, as essential attributes of a data center for high performance.
- The data center consolidates neighborhood
The growth in consumption of digital content and data collection is challenging the model of centralized data center. While large data centers will continue to provide most of the computer, they will be supported increasingly by neighboring facilities, or data centers neighborhood, which will provide content and low latency applications to users or data processing and logic networks IoT. As these data microcenters, functioning as a central facility satellites proliferate on corporate campuses and high-density residential areas, success depends on the use of intelligent and standardized systems that can be managed remotely.
“Factors such as sustainability and speed will continue to impact on the data center market over the next year,” adds Karsanbhai. “In 2016, we will see a greater number of organizations will understand what might contribute to its global operations invest in new equipment, as a better understanding of the data and the ability to offer their customers a better service.”