Organizations with a dedicated team of disaster recovery "first responders" are better able to quickly restore service in the event of a disaster-related outage.
Power and Cooling
IT leaders are becoming acutely aware of energy consumption and the associated carbon footprint, motivating many organizations to tackle data center energy consumption as part of an overall sustainability strategy.
The role of virtualization in the data center is evolving with companies advancing along phases, from server consolidation to management to the creation of internal clouds. This transforms the data center into a more flexible, utility-like structure, or internal cloud.
Converged Data Center
Today's traditional IT model suffers from resources located in different, unrelated silos—leading to low utilization, gross inefficiency, and an inability to respond quickly to changing business needs. Sticking with the old server, storage, and network model simply doesn't cut it anymore.
Storage costs are rising, driven by the increasing demand for storing exponential amounts of data, especially unstructured data. In addition, network storage is becoming increasingly abstract as virtualization enables more advanced management features, many of which help optimize the use of disk resources.
Fundamentally, IT's role in the enterprise is service delivery, and delivering the appropriate level of service at the best cost can only be achieved through proactive systems management. An effective combination of automated tools and proactive processes to ensure the reliability, availability and serviceability of business services can improve uptime and performance by as much as 50%.
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