A new study says that 30% of all physical servers in data centers are comatose, or are using energy but delivering no useful information. What's remarkable is that that percentage hasn't changed since 2008, when a separate study showed the same thing.
As cloud computing, big data and the deployment of mega-scale data centers accelerates, organizations need to continually recalibrate and evolve the network. This challenge has led to the development of new technologies and standards designed to increase and optimize network capacity, security and flexibility, all while keeping a lid on cost. Here are the top five trends as we see them:
Companies are turning to fault tolerant servers as a way to improve uptime without experiencing the downtime associated with high availability solutions. But fault tolerant technology may not be right for every enterprise.
In 1995, the top-grossing film in the U.S. was Batman Forever. (Val Kilmer as Batman, Jim Carrey as the Riddler, Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face. Yeah.) The L.A. Rams were moving back to St. Louis, and Michael Jordan was moving back to the Bulls. Violence was rife in the Balkans. The O.J. trial happened.
Software management solutions are about automating business and IT operational processes within a single framework, so customers can lower their cost of operations while increasing IT agility. These companies help simplify the complexity of large projects/tasks and facilitate team collaboration. Features include resource and staff management, coordinating schedules, company budgets, task assignments, and time and risk analysis.
As more and more servers are virtualized, connections between them are increasingly handled by virtual switches running on the same servers, begging the question, does <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2165935/data-center/how-facebook-aims-to-reinvent-hardware.html">the top of rack data center network switch</a><a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2599508/infrastructure-management/manage-infrastructure-convergence-without-losing-your-grip.html">ultimately get subsumed into the server</a>?
In this e-book, Mike Preston, IT pro and blogger, gives you a comprehensive guide to disaster recovery and data protection for modern data center environments that run on VMware vSphere and integrate with cloud infrastructures. You'll learn the drawbacks to backing up VMware environments with traditional tools and presents technologies that help companies to address the challenges of data growth and always-an availability for services.