What’s the future of the data center? The big list of thought leadership perspective
News | 4 Mar 2014
What’s the future of the data center? The big list of thought leadership perspective As detailed in a recent article on Wikibon, “Data centers are at the center of modern software technology, serving a critical role in the expanding capabilities for enterprises.” Data centers have enabled the enterprise to do much more with much less, both in terms of physical space and the time required to create and maintain mission-critical information. But the technology surrounding the data center is positioned to evolve even more dramatically, in terms of conception, configuration, and utilization. More importantly, the technologies surrounding the data center will both have an impact and be impacted over time.
Towards the end of last year, Gartner identified eight areas to consider when developing a data center strategy that balances cost, risk and agility. We wanted to take that analysis further, reaching out to thought leaders across the enterprise technology space, for their perspectives on the future of data center technology. Here are their responses: Patrick Bourke, Enterprise Architect, Zensar Technologies “I predict that we will see more managed network and security posture in 2014. As companies witness one data breach after another, active security defense and protection are on the rise. We can expect to see more organizations move to fully outsource their security or build a robust security infrastructure to actively monitor “real time” data movement while probing and preventing attacks.” As an Enterprise Architect at Zensar, Mr. Bourke is responsible for assessing and designing data center solutions to meet the ever evolving requirements of today’s enterprise organizations. For more responses, click here.