The Future of the Datacenter – On CIO’s Fingertips
Data centers have seen a widespread resurgence in recent years, marked by rapid growth and new demands on their capabilities. This resurgence is driven by a number of business and technological factors. In this era, businesses are increasingly dependent on IT for mission critical applications to achieve their business goals. Organizations want to ensure that IT is managed effectively and efficiently. IT is made up of different technology elements and it is extremely crucial to identify a partner who can manage a complex IT environment seamlessly. Organizations are also looking to lower operation costs, increase use of automation, use best of breed tools and processes, provide high application availability, and manage service levels.
For many businesses, that means significant cost savings can be realized through data center consolidation and right-sizing. For others, a merger or acquisition drives the need for broad-scale integration, and a spike in the demand for data storage. Increasing regulatory requirements also play a significant role, as companies struggle to meet compliance, archiving, data management and security requirements. And every business needs a business continuity plan that includes disaster recovery, backup and remote operations. For some companies, the reasons for data center migration are simple: market success has resulted in explosive growth that has rendered the current facility obsolete.
As business dependency on IT grows, organizations need to ensure that datacenters have the flexibility to address ever-changing business demand. Industry trends show that most customers have issues related to data growth, system performance and scalability, effective utilization of resources, energy consumption, tracking and handling of assets, migration to new environment and network congestion to name a few.
Pretty much all types of companies and organizations eventually feel the pain of inadequate data center facilities. One of the biggest challenges facing today’s organizations is building data centers that are equipped to meet their near-term IT infrastructure requirements while having the flexibility to grow with evolving business needs.
Changing business needs, new application developments, and IT infrastructure advances all happen too quickly for yesterday’s data center to accommodate. In fact, the entire life cycle of the data center, the technology within it, and the business it supports must be brought into synchronization. Overbuilding is cost prohibitive, and building only to meet immediate needs doesn’t account for future growth.
Inadequate IT infrastructure footprint in data centers
Low utilization of IT infrastructure in data centers
Long provisioning times
High operational costs
Complex IT Infrastructure management
Large expenditure on vendor-specific point products
The Answer Lies in Data Center Management Services
CMR is of the opinion that enterprises are and would be interested in DC Management Services because the approach which is taken provides a holistic view of data center change events and ecosystems of various vendors to coordinate the management of complex IT projects and enable organizations to expand, operate, and evolve their data centers in an adaptable, cost-effective manner.
DC Management offers a strategic, tiered approach to create “adaptive data centers” that can quickly change to meet the evolving demands of business and technology.
The way ahead is to go for an integrated collection of IT infrastructure, physical layer and other associated Datacenter services. These solution help companies analyze, plan, build, expand and/or relocate facilities to create adaptive data centers that can handle the quickly changing demands of business and technology.
Helping customers meet business objectivesConsolidating the responsibility for vendor management and service delivery into a single service agreement
Simplifying administrative tasks—one number to call for support, one contract to negotiate
Providing single point of accountability
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) reduction with offshore leverage
Streamlined incident and event-handling processes
Scalability, flexibility and transparent solutions