With the rapid adoption of cloud services and an increasing number of cloud infrastructure and platform services, we have witnessed an explosion in complexity and unmanaged risk in the mission critical industry.
Business success is often linked to understanding and deploying the right technologies. From artificial intelligence and automation to line of business applications, it can be difficult to cut through the hype to understand which technologies are truly innovative and impactful.
Whether an organization starts out with a modest, on-premises IT infrastructure or uses a public cloud provider to meet its data and networking needs, it will eventually reach a point where that solution is no longer viable.
Igneous Inc. released it software-only version of DataProtect, a backup and archive service that writes data directly to any Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 storage (S3, Standard-IA, Glacier, Glacier Deep Archive).
While in-store come-ons don’t actually happen in the IT realm, an analog sort of does. If you’re a small or midsize business poised to move to the cloud and you’re working with a clean slate, your choices are fairly clear from the get-go, even if the answers are neither obvious nor universally applicable.
Just like that shiny toy on Christmas morning, new tech is desirable simply because it’s new. Over the years, every new aspect of the technology story — software, hardware, methodologies, architectural approaches, etc. — has succumbed to this shiny things syndrome, for better or worse. Sad to say, it has usually been for the worse.
The widespread adoption of cloud-based applications and services, distributed IT systems and processes, continual enterprise transformation, and the borderless nature of the global economy are all driving demand for agile, flexible, and intelligent DCI.
In April, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report to Congress on the current status of the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) — the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) directive to optimize and consolidate data centers to deliver better services to the public while increasing return on investment (ROI) to taxpayers.
This issue of Mission Critical sheds light on the IT dilemma and explores other topics like IT and data center automation, powering mission critical facilities, the demands of the IoT, and more. Additionally, the IT-Colo Strategic Planner is included as a special edition with the September/October 2019 issue.