Networking | Business
A more agile, better managed datacenter addresses growing awareness of the environmental impact of IT. Reduced energy consumption results in lower operational costs and a more competitive infrastructure. The stakes are high. The latest cooling techniques use air flow planning to reduce the need for air conditioning; high density virtualized server farms deliver more compute power in less space; servers are migrating from traditional enterprise datacenters to optimized hosting installations.
Sustainable development isnt the only subject of discussion in the world of the datacenter. Remote diagnostics, remote systems management and remote support tools are evolving rapidly. Todays systems management solutions are capable of monitoring every element of a shared infrastructure.
Datacenter tasks are increasingly automated, from rack to rack, building to building and across multiple sites. Service continuity is a key measure of success as the datacenter evolves to deliver impr