CIO’s jobs are becoming tough day by day. They have to pace up with the upcoming technologies to remain ahead of theirÂ competitor whereas real challenges arise when CIOs needs to articulate and align IT tech to business strategy and cost thereof.
It is quite imperative to adapt technology that generates more compute in a consolidated environment to shrink the datacenter cost.
Here are the 5 key initiative that can help to shrink your data center.
1. Converged Infrastructure- The holistic approach to a data center build up traditionally has been to host multiple islands of systems for each applications systematically. This created a huge build up of IT infrastructure within the datcenter. The contemporary approach is to consolidated all the core computing infrastructure and converge the need to have a single protocol from application to network and compute systems.
2. ILM (Information Lifecycle Management) – is a structured approach to manage data growth in an organization. It builds a multi tier protocol to manage current and historical data with emphasis on performance and consolidation.
ILM therefore helps in –
Reduce storage footprint
Lower total cost of ownership
Ensure service level
3. Private Cloud- Creating a centralized repository through share core computing resources as a service within multiple departments or business functional vertical within an organization helps to reduce the overall cost.
4. Energy efficient systems– With the introduction of multi-core processing architecture, the overall compute power of servers has increased manifolds. More so, the form factor has shrunk and today you can run high end workloads in half the density than what you did a year back. Energy efficiency is a fundamental design consideration for all servers. Today, servers feature energy-tuned technologies designed to reduce power consumption while increasing performance and capacity. Built with standards-based, high-efficiency components, servers are designed to perform optimally with minimum power consumption.
5. VDI ( Virtual Desktop Infrastructure)– ControlÂ the desktop environment back into the datacentre, which adds to the demands already made by traditional server environments . VDI helps in increasing security; more control for the IT department; and helps in reducing year-over-year desktop hardware refresh costs.