Top 10 Disruptive Technologies Affecting the Data Center - Server Fabrics
A computing fabric is the evolution of server design. Look for fabric-based servers to be offered by several vendors by the end of the decade. The fabric-based server of the future will treat memory, processors and I/O cards as components in a pool, combining and recombining them into particular arrangements to suit specific needs. The result will be an increase in use through a decrease in wasted resources.
Several technologies are poised to shake up the data center. Gartner Research Vice President Carl Claunch provided eWEEK with a list of 10 technologies to watch. They are all relatively immature today, Claunch said, but will mature enough for widespread use in the next 18 to 36 months. In many cases, he said, maturity will occur only for a subset of each technology or for well-defined applications, with full maturity for more general use lagging beyond the three-year window.
The 10 technologies that follow should be considered in conjunction with many proven, fully mature technologies, as well as others that did not make this list but can also provide value for many companies.