The pressures on today’s data centres are building.
Increasing computational demands create crowded equipment racks. Staggering power and cooling requirements cripple budgets. As a result, a high percentage of data centres are reaching the end of their life cycle. And with global data centre traffic on the rise, Cisco expects "global data centre traffic to grow threefold and reach a total of 7.7 zettabytes annually by 2017", there is no way around the trend.
Companies that think strategically and confront their data centres’ challenges, instead of avoiding them, are finding significant opportunities to rationalise, consolidate, and optimise data centres to serve their needs better. A proactive data centre plan can help you do the following: