Intelligent Data Centres Issue 43 - Page 31

THE IDEA HERE IS TO LEVERAGE THE CLOUD AND HENCE ‘ BUILD YOUR DATA CENTRE IN THE CLOUD ’. manual monitoring , troubleshooting and remediation may be slow to be effective and can put businesses at risk . This means more hardware and software tools like automation to be able to deliver services at a much faster pace . Data centre automation will increase agility and operational efficiency . It will reduce the time IT needs to perform routine tasks and enable them to deliver services on-demand in a repeatable , automated manner but the challenge is always more space , more power , more hardware and more resources .
HAVE A STANDARDISED DATA ARCHITECTURE MAKING YOUR ENTIRE OPERATION BETTER , FASTER AND STRONGER .
EDITOR ’ S QUESTION
WALID ISSA , SENIOR MANAGER , PRESALES AND SOLUTIONS ENGINEERING – MIDDLE EAST , NETAPP
here have been many

T factors impacting IT and Digital Transformation worldwide , in addition to new technologies and trends like AI , IoT and Big Data which has accelerated and increased the demand for more data centres to house the massive amount of data and services across the globe . This has created challenges and put pressure on other facilities like electric consumption , cooling , space management , physical security , etc .

With more and more data centres and with the massive growth in data and the speed at which businesses operate today mean that traditional data centre operational activities like
THE IDEA HERE IS TO LEVERAGE THE CLOUD AND HENCE ‘ BUILD YOUR DATA CENTRE IN THE CLOUD ’. manual monitoring , troubleshooting and remediation may be slow to be effective and can put businesses at risk . This means more hardware and software tools like automation to be able to deliver services at a much faster pace . Data centre automation will increase agility and operational efficiency . It will reduce the time IT needs to perform routine tasks and enable them to deliver services on-demand in a repeatable , automated manner but the challenge is always more space , more power , more hardware and more resources .
The idea here is to leverage the cloud and hence ‘ build your data centre in the cloud ’. However , you have to make sure to do it using a standardised data architecture . Building a standardised data architecture will help you set unified standards that govern which data is collected and how it ’ s stored , integrated and used . Once you have a solid data architecture , you can extend data centres into the cloud . And when freed from the complexity of the different data control planes , managing and administering many workloads across clouds becomes drastically simpler . Enterprises can benefit from each cloud provider ’ s features without sacrificing operational predictability . This means that firms can now confidently move businesscritical applications and enterprise-grade storage services which formerly would
HAVE A STANDARDISED DATA ARCHITECTURE MAKING YOUR ENTIRE OPERATION BETTER , FASTER AND STRONGER .
have required rearchitecting to public clouds . Remember that the leading cloud platforms not only support huge infrastructure requirements for applications ( including virtual machines and container management systems ), but they also provide global autoscaling . This capability has enabled organisations to migrate their data centre applications to cloud platforms .
So , have a standardised data architecture making your entire operation better , faster and stronger . Leverage that to build a sound data services stack that creates cohesion in your infrastructure and your day-to-day operations and now you can build your data centre in the cloud . www . intelligentdatacentres . com
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