There’s no doubt that the business is becoming a lot more distributed. And, along with this level of distribution, it’s clear to see that IT continues to play a major role in the way we support remote sites and offices. Remember, IT has always supported computing at remote sites. But business-critical digital activity at remote sites is rapidly intensifying due to multiple factors that include pervasive mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), and real-time analytics. IT must therefore proactively rethink its approach to remote infrastructure in order to enable critical digital activity and to ensure that it continues uninterrupted — while at the same time driving cost out of remote site ownership.
Today, remote computing is changing dramatically. Mobility, IoT, wireless connectivity, small-footprint software, and other technologies continue to drive digital activity everywhere. As a result, remote computing environments keep getting denser, more sophisticated, and more critical to the business.
So, no matter what business you’re in, remote computing no longer serves merely as a utility that supports your geographically dispersed facilities. Those facilities are now as digital as they are physical. They have become your company’s New Digital Outposts (NDO). This requires significant rethinking and reengineering by IT. In this whitepaper from Raritan, we learn how IT must respond appropriately to this remote computing inflection point. Failure to do so will undermine digital performance — and, by extension, the financial performance — of the business.
To support the emerging remote office – IT leaders must think about how their leveraging remote offices and where they can deploy powerful solutions to support the business. The changes taking place in remote computing require IT to rethink NDO provisioning in six specific ways:
- High-Performance, High-Density Compute/Storage/Networking
- Protection from Environmental Variables
- Right-Sized Form Factors
- Remote Serviceability
- Security and Compliance
- Streamlined Provisioning
Given the above NDO imperatives, how can IT best provision remote IT infrastructure? What new steps should IT take in response to new requirements for reliable, cost-efficient digital business activity across multiple geographically dispersed locations?
Businesses are meeting the NDO challenge with proven remote management solutions — such as KVM switches, intelligent power and sensor monitoring solutions, and DCIM (data center infrastructure management) software. These solutions provide visibility to distributed infrastructures from anywhere, early alerts to potential issues with suggestions on how to remedy, and secure remote access to IT equipment and the supporting infrastructure.
Here’s the reality – No business should keep provisioning its remote locations like it did in 2007.
NDOs demand a smarter strategy. Download this whitepaper today to learn how micro data centers and intelligent remote management solutions can play a central role in that strategy.