The movement of data centers in the direction of high-level services in mature markets began long ago, so that the path is clear for the data centers
But the clouds have to cook and infrastructure of data centers and their operating system and specific applications for customers, says marketing manager for IT services Anatomy.
What, in your opinion, are determined over the last year or two changes solutions on the market for data centers?
They are related to the need to support the four major trends of IT development – mobility, social networking, Big digital ocean review. Moreover, the central core element of all of these trends are cloud services, because the cloud and are built mobile applications and solutions for social networks and Big Data. These cloud-based services to a large extent dictate the major trends in the organization of modern data centers that are trying to adjust to the possibility of placing them in a cloud infrastructure. That is, they must support the ability to install racks with power of tens of kilowatts, high utilization of computing resources, flexible centralized management, the ability to share resources between multiple users, etc. In addition, the data center is now highly relevant are issues of security and disaster recovery solutions, as well as the ability to support specialized information systems for businesses, which are supplied with the hardware platform (usually CRM and database).
How in the data center developed infrastructure management automation system?
Choice of automation systems usually occurs at the stage of designing a data center, and if they were not originally designed, then, as experience shows, they will not be there. Most data centers after commissioning do not modify or upgraded. The new data center, which position themselves as premium-class automation with a full order: physical access systems use biometric technology, is monitored all the parameters of the infrastructure in real-time, etc.
What are the services of data centers are currently the highest in demand, and which can become leaders in the near future?
Of course, the leading service today and on the next service is the organization of popular communication channels, including the construction of disaster recovery solutions by combining multiple data centers into a network. Among those services that are actively gaining popularity, it is worth noting IaaS-services. However, the popularity of these services is too early to say, as is often the provider does not give any information about the performance of the acquired in this way infrastructure and the reliability of its work. Good prospects also have SaaS-service to provide business applications from the cloud: high demand from corporate users of CRM-system use required practically any business collaboration tools and virtual desktops VDI tables. In addition the vast majority of customers interested in solutions for enterprise data backup, however large companies prefer to implement these services in a private cloud, and service providers are turning to small and medium-sized customers, for whom the use of external cloud is a means of minimizing costs, and the image component of business. In any case, none start working in the IT sector, is building its own infrastructure, all use cloud services.
How, in your opinion, the policy providers will vary in relation to changes in the range of services provided by data centers?
Without a doubt, all data centers are in one way or another to build cloud services make up its portfolio. First of all, we should expect an increase in offer IaaS-like services in the simplest implementations for data center providers. But they will be for a maximum utilization of its infrastructure is likely to offer and a specific set of SaaS-service.
In principle, this process of turning data centers toward cloud has already begun: they do even those data centers that initially positioned itself as a platform for collocation. With proper organization of business processes to provide virtual machines for a provider is much more profitable than renting out the raised floor.
How modern IaaS-services adapted to the needs of specific companies?
Business development of almost any modern company requires proper IT support, and it will be most effective when using cloud services. However, with the choice of suitable cloud solutions typically arise many questions.
Every organization, their demands and problems, so one size fits all best IaaS-solutions can not be. Any vendor understands what the company chosen IaaS-service must comply with the specifics of its work processes, the required levels of security and resiliency, legislative and restrictive regulations. That is why the market offers a fairly wide range of solutions, including the IaaS-services using cloud infrastructure corporate data center, dedicated cloud in commercial data centers, public cloud services, and any combination of these proposals. That is now possible for the customer to build a cloud of any shape, size and functionality.