A new decade is expected to bring significant changes in the data center, and equipment on rack shelves will be faced with a new set of expectations.
According to Continuity Central, a few trends will dramatically impact the next decade of data center design and implementation. Among those trends are automation and instant service delivery.
Many data center managers are turning to automation solutions because growing trends toward virtualization are creating more complex IT infrastructure that demands simplification. As a result, automation is emerging as a key management practice to handle virtual environments.
As virtualization increases the pace that IT can move, more businesses are expecting almost instant changes to IT services. Therefore, the next decade will see a growing number of data centers designed to change rapidly to meet even the most demanding organizations.
The growing trends mentions in the Continuity Central report are built on a foundation of virtualization. According to a recent survey from Brocade and McAfee, businesses that are unprepared to manage virtual servers face challenging security and network management issues.