Modern enterprise data centers are some of the most technically sophisticated business activities on earth. Ironically enough, they are also often bastions of inefficiency, with equipment utilization much below ten percent and 30 percent of the servers in those facilities being comatose (using electricity but performing no useful information services). The operators of these facilities also struggle to keep pace with rapid changes in deployments of computing equipment.
We’re really getting caught up in the whole software-defined storage, flash, converged architecture conversation. When looking at storage platforms, take the time to look at ALL of the features, optimizations, and add-ons storage platforms have. Do you need direct API integration for OpenStack? Are you looking for specific types of compression technologies? How cloud-ready do you want to be with storage? There are a lot of often overlooked software tools that can really go a long way.
All signs indicate that 2016 will be a year of many challenges. Disruptive technologies will be introduced, the exponential increase in computing power will continue, while businesses will demand a prompt response to quickly changing requirements. At the same time the requirement to be highly resource efficient will stay the same.
As a result of these challenges we predict these changes will emerge in 2016:
The PTS VDI Assessment Solution supports the desktop transformation process across all platforms including the VMware Horizon Suite as well as Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp. We collect desktop and end-user computing details about your environment, and offer granular visibility to support the move to VDI. PTS’s VDI Assessment Solution allows you to:
- Quantify machine, user, application, operating system and infrastructure metrics
Knowledge is power. As a colocation customer, can you imagine having real-time information on the power, cooling, and relative humidity being supplied to your IT assets available 24/7 on your mobile device? Plus, what if there were a way to verify whether or not your SLAs are being fulfilled?
Two of the most influential benefits in data center solutions are scalability and cost. These two advantages have the potential to impact data center performance the most. They also are key reasons for a business migrating to a service provider’s data center colocation facility. When a business builds its own on-premise data center, it has a challenging task of determining the best size. The facility must meet current requirements, but it must also be able to address future capacity needs.
SimpliVity commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by deploying its hyperconverged infrastructure technology. Forrester found that organizations using SimpliVity:
- Reduced costs by 73%
- Experienced a risk-adjusted ROI of 224% over three years
- Avoided or reduced costs of: storage, hardware, labor, floor space, system updates, and more
The IT Solution Experts at PTS are offering an innovative, new, complimentary assessment service: the PTS Virtual Environment Performance Analysis, or VEPA.
As part of your Free IT Assessment, PTS will:
- Furnish software tools to scan your existing IT environment
- Offer guidance in performing the scan
- Provide a detailed report with the resulting accumulated metrics
- Review the results in terms of impact to your business
- Recommend the optimal balance of physical, virtual, and hyperconverged infrastructure