Top 10 Disruptive Technologies Affecting the Data Center - Green IT
IT managers are straining to provide power and cooling to handle racks consuming tens of thousands of watts, and there is increasing regulatory pressure around power usage and companies' impact on the environment. This translates into a mix of market demand and customer pressure on technology providers, which have responded by putting a high priority on managing power and cooling.
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.