Data Center 7.0 & Storage
How has your enterprise been exploiting the ‘recession’ to push forward with new technology upgrades? Isn’t that what we were taught to do in Econ. 201 & 202 (recall the businesses that invested the most during times of economic downturn were the one’s taking the greatest strides as the recovery came around and hence the most market share. Think about your current data center was it built prior to 1997? If so, your enterprise is not alone as a majority of them were built prior to then (kind of scary knowing all the great technology created during the DOT.COM Boom) and all that which has followed. Well, needless to say your enterprise is NOT exploiting the most current technology initiatives that will allow your business to continue to grow and gain market share. When did you deploy IP phones were you early or late to deploying this technology set? Are you ready to deploy a converged storage network? If not, why? Is it due to lack of skills? Is it due to budget? Here are just some of the benefits (simplified administration (are you willing to hand over your storage network to the network team? If NO what are you doing to prevent this coming skill absorption?)) rapid storage provisioning and roll outs, increased cost savings). Are you skeptical that this will happen? Think back to the early '90's and how many network protocols did the enterprise have (DECnet, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, Apollo domain, Named Pipes, XNS, etc) to contend with and once IP was deemed the enterprise standard... in the end IP won BIG. Still not convinced? Consider how many technologies Ethernet has displaced (ATM, Token Ring, FDDI) with IP & Ethernet pushing into the storage arena isn’t it time to put considerable thought into terms it will impact Storage Network moving forward? Also consider how will this impact your data center moving forward?
Until next time keep thinking about how Data Center 7.0 can help your enterprise move forward to quicker growth when this recession comes to an end.