Evolution

Over the next three years, Cisco expects 59% of cloud workloads to be Software as a Service. By 2020, IDC predicts cloud will be “the new way business is done and IT is provisioned”. And in 2022, Gartner forecasts 60% of office workers will be using cloud office systems. Here are seven reasons this growth will have a major impact on data centres: Virtualisation As legacy systems expire,...

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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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