Promo Future-proofing your data centre is no longer down to a choice of the right servers and storage, it s now all about connectivity, location and the neighbours.
However, when you re specifying a large project such as a data centre that is going to be the centrepiece of your business, then future trends become much more important.
servers, storage and location are among other factors to consider.
The new class of application – built using technologies like virtualisation, containers and micro-services and accessing multiple external services – presents a radically different workflow to the standard application.
We are well beyond the days of the north-south web services infrastructure, where the data would come in from the network, to some front-end that would access an application service, access data, and then send it back up the pipeline.
Current applications are talking to each other; there are endpoints that need to collaborate, and work together; and there is a much higher degree of virtualisation that is taking place.