Over the past year, there have been massive transformations in technology that have caused a number of shifts in data center management. As IT infrastructures continue to expand and grow in complexity, it's important for business leaders to make sure they are making the necessary adjustments to keep their their operations, processes and equipment safe, secure and performing at optimal levels. And what better time to do this than with the new year just around the corner? Below are the two biggest trends that will influence data centers throughout 2017 and beyond.
Trend #1: Adoption and implementation of new technologies
As the world continues to move toward an entirely digitalized realm, companies are dealing with an accumulating number of devices and applications. In response to this, Host Review recently explained that if data centers want to gain a competitive advantage, they will need to invest in innovative tools and technologies that are capable of helping them manage all the company's equipment, systems and processes with greater efficiency than ever before.
Trend #2: Disaster recovery a priority
Between Hurricane Matthew and the onslaught of high-profile data breaches that have emerged just within the past 12 months, it's become glaringly obvious that disaster recovery must be at the top of the priority list for businesses. According to eForensics Magazine, 90 percent of businesses that lost data from a disaster actually end up closing within two years. Needless to say, in addition to backup systems, power outage protection and storm preparation technologies will likely be a top initiative.
Trend #3: Increased focus on security
It's impossible to ignore the imminent threat of cyberattacks and digital disruptions plaguing organizations at every level. Over the next year, we can expect to see stricter enforcement of security standard regulations for data centers. Part of this will also include a stronger emphasis on safeguarding the physical equipment itself.
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