IT connectivity has become more important as bandwidth-intensive applications have moved to the cloud. There are reliability and security issues associated with basic internet connections. To learn more about IT connectiviity and the cloud in the data center download this white paper.
Business and IT are no longer separate silos. Your application is your business, and software development is the glue that holds it together. But how can you develop your business and the applications that support it at the same time? How far can you push one before the other breaks?
Thomas Doherty, Chief Operating Officer at Aligned Data Centers, says that a thorough rethinking of data center design and deployment is needed to improve cost and speed to market .
In fact, these large developers and operators are creating a new generation of data centers that continue to change the landscape of the industry. Just as the mainframe generation gave way to the client/server generation, the client/server generation is now being replaced by the cloud generation (Figure 1). This generation of data centers is marked by a philosophy of deploying only “what is needed, when it’s needed” to support a particular application or set of applications fast and efficiently.