Managing the demands of core infrastructure

 In MetroBlog

A decade ago, the management and maintenance of a company’s core infrastructure was largely ensuring it did what it was supposed to do – provide the backbone for the organisation’s IT systems.

In 2017, core infrastructure has a much higher workload, called on to support constantly changing new technologies and frequently updated systems and processes.

The lines have blurred as business requirements have changed and legacy infrastructure is being modernised to reduce operational costs and support innovative initiatives vital to an organisation’s success.

This has resulted in the rapid growth of private and hybrid cloud solutions and off-site data centre storage as companies move to outsourced services to ease the load on internal infrastructure and resources.

While some industry sectors like banking have been slow to embrace off-site data storage citing security and data sovereignty as important considerations, globally there is a major increase in the move to shift non-critical data in particular to external facilities.

Flexibility and adaptability are key drivers in the decision to outsource to a data centre provider to cater for unforecasted demand and unforeseen loads that may require less or more rack space as required, a crucial factor in the management of core infrastructure.

As technologies change, providers also need to be able to design and construct new facilities quickly to meet increasing customer demands.

Metronode builds data centres the fastest in the Australian marketplace, balancing the art of innovative and cleverly engineered data centres with Uptime Institute gold operational sustainability certification standards.

Cloud is also driving the requirements for high-density facilities and with the demand often not known, flexibility is critical. This is where Metronode comes into its own, with the ability to flex up to 30KW per rack without requiring a redesign of power or cooling within the facility.

Digital business is transforming most industries with growth in social, analytics, mobile and big compute driving a requirement for outsourced solutions to help the management of core infrastructure, a trend which will only increase as internal capacity reaches its limits.

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