Data and Analytics, Data Centers, Data Management, Infrastructure is new buzzwords which are dynamically revamping the Indian IT market significantly. The next wave of technology innovation is already here with new applications transforming the way we live, work and travel. With the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), cloud-based services, 4K videos and 5G networks, data centre operators must provide more data capacity and higher computing power if they hope to keep up with the unprecedented demands. While we provide assistance to firms on a adhoc basis, the sheer scale and scope of gap the industry faces, demand that network operators rethink the way they have traditionally organized the design and deployment of networks and data centers. According to Gartner, by 2025, the number of micro data centers will quadruple, due to technological advances such as 5G, new batteries, hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) and various software-defined systems (SDx). By the same year, enterprise data centers will have five times more computational capacity per physical area than that of today.
With demands for data increasing at such an unprecedented rate worldwide, operators are under mounting pressure to develop and build data centers that can handle the increased connectivity and bandwidth demands that these new technologies bring.
Data centers are being forced to adapt to the demands of their ever-changing environments and in order for to prepare for future demands. Operators need to invest in technology that will grow alongside them and we are here to assist them with that through our enterprise IT management.
Change needs to happen in order to be prepared for the future. With the continuing advancement of technologies at a rapid rate, the availability of computing and storage with ultra-low latency needs to be at the forefront of operators’ minds. Downtime of data centers carries enormous cost implications to an operator, making it crucial that there are also fiber management solutions in place that make day-to-day operations as seamless as possible.
If data demands continue at the current rate, it is predicted that hyper scale data centers would need to be upgraded every two years to keep up with the bandwidth and storage demands. The cost and time implications for operators to overhaul entire system every couple of years would be astronomical. Instead, operators need to be doing all they can to invest in technology that future-proofs their investments.
The evolution of data centre infrastructure starts with simplification. Data centre infrastructures are changing from predominantly complex or proprietary systems to repeatable and predictable, standardized around Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) infrastructures. In addition, fast-paced adoptions of new advances with systems such as hyper convergence, software-defined and composable infrastructures are adding resources for standardisation, rationalization and consolidation initiatives. While cabling is critical to the future of data centers. Fibre management systems are crucial in organizing the cabling in a clear and concise way, reducing the risk of damage and downtime. With such large costs associated with inaccessible data, downtime is simply not a possibility for a data centre operator. With hyper scale data centers containing hundreds of servers, it is absolutely crucial that there is no error when it comes to moves, adds and changes (MACs) of fiber connectivity. Due to the complexity of fiber cabling and the implications that can occur through error, operators need to deploy flexible, comprehensive fiber management systems that can be managed with ultimate ease and maximum efficiency. In order to achieve the ultimate level of protection and maximum ease, operators should install fibre optic systems in the meet-me-room (MMR) or main distribution area (MDA) that are high-density with a clear demarcation point. Due to the complexity of fiber cabling and the implications that can occur through error, operators need to deploy flexible, comprehensive fiber management systems that can be managed with ultimate ease and maximum efficiency. In order to achieve the ultimate level of protection and maximum ease, operators should install fiber optic systems in the meet-me-room (MMR) or main distribution area (MDA) that are high-density with a clear demarcation point. Selecting a dense cross-connect fiber management system is best. By having all the connections in one location, there are fewer reasons for someone to interact with the active equipment in the data centre and subsequently cause an error. With ever-increasing bandwidth and connectivity demands, it is critical to adapt quickly and select a fiber management system with interchangeable modules that can be easily installed, exchanged and removed. We can assist enterprises in this initiative. This modular approach also makes the cabling structure in a data centre incredibly flexible. The fiber management system can be installed in a multitude of positions whether that can be against a wall, the end of a row or back to back in a row. With a variety of layouts possible, the system can easily be implemented in the main distribution area (MDA) but also in the horizontal distribution area (HDA).
With the pressure on data centers only set to increase in the future, operators need to consider all options available to them and remain flexible and ready for any eventualities that may arise. There are many options on the market for operators to consider when selecting a fiber management system, but by using a fiber management system with a modular pay-as-you-grow infrastructure, data centers have the capability to continuously evolve and adapt to reflect the ever-increasing future demands. Preparing for the unknown helps as over the last fifty years, enterprise data centers have been responsible for storing and processing critical business information and have evolved gradually and conservatively during that time. However, traditional data centers are now feeling the impact of disruption from cloud, edge computing, advances in collocation and hosting services. In addition, advances in the areas of power, cooling, telecommunications, AI, operations, hardware and software are transforming enterprise data centers as never before. Traditional on-premises data centre models must evolve to play a role in modern enterprise information management. In order for data centre operators to be in with a good shot of keeping up with the unprecedented demands they need to take advantage of the systems that enable them to do their jobs effectively. As technological innovation continues, the pressure on data centers is only going to mount further.