Author: DC2020

For many IT professionals, the Big Data revolution demands a new direction in data centre technology… How old is your data centre? Probably not as old as ENIAC, the first data centre. The Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer was launched in 1946, at a cost equivalent to $6 million. Primarily designed to calculate artillery firing tables for the US army, it could be re-programmed to solve a “large class...

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Businesses relying on in-house or on-premises data centres risk struggling to find the same level of success as competitors who have begun their cloud transformation Traditional data centres are typified by static, CapEx-heavy, siloed infrastructure. Rather than being the hub of innovation and a centre of excellence in technological advancement, IT finds itself playing catch-up. Reactive rather than proactive. Barely able to keep up with the...

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Is the Digital Centre a viable option for you and your organisation? How will you make an informed decision? What migration support is out there?  Are you considering the journey from data centre to Digital Centre? Of course, you need to consider your infrastructure, software, and platforms. But what about your team? Your stakeholders? Your CEO? You’ll need them to travel with you. So how do you encourage them to “buy in”...

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IT News in association with Digital Realty offer 5 top tips for preparing your Digital Centre migration: 1 – Seriously consider an audit Data centre migrations don’t tend to offer end users any immediate benefit they can perceive, and thus don’t tend to be high on the board’s list of must-do projects. But delaying the inevitable will only make the job harder once facilities, hardware and firmware become...

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The data centre industry is laden with inter-related terms such as uptime, tier levels, availability, redundancy and reliability. In order to make an informed decision it is important to understand what they mean and what is the actual significance for any proposals you are considering in your “Build vs. Buy” analysis. The concept of “uptime” was pioneered by the Uptime Institute which was founded in 1993...

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A major challenge facing many organisations, both well established and those that are new and rapidly expanding, is managing growth and having flexibility. The ability to design for flexible staged growth and location agnostic workloads is an important part of the initial planning and buying decision. A recommended solution is to partner with a provider who offers pre-planned modular design, which is built-out in stages....

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