IT & Network Infrastructure : Data Center Renovation: 10 Ways You Know It`s Overdue
Data centers usually are sterile, windowless rooms with good air conditioning, false floors, limited foot traffic and lots of electrical outlets being used on a 24/7 basis. That description would suffice for most of the data centers in operation today. However, with vast improvements in bandwidth, storage capacity, networking hardware and software, server utilization and numerous other factors, the nature of these data centers is changing. Virtualization has been a major??ífactor, as has storage deduplication, better processors and faster pipes. But how do you know if your own data center is getting antiquated, right under your nose? Well,??íwe'll tell you. Our source for this slideshow was Jeff Nessen, director of platform virtualization for Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services. Logicalis, based in the UK, has more than 6,500 customers and??ímaintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.