Today the business world is empowered by the digital revolution as more and more corporate prefer to actively use the internet and their websites as the most efficient means for enhancing the business and increase the revenue. Data plays an important role here. That is hwy the businesses need maximum amount of data to enhance their overall benefits. The volume of data has also increased in the recent years. There are a number of ways in which the data is utilized in the industry. It has certainly increased the overall load on existing data centers. The increased amount of data and the various ways in which it can be manipulated has redefined the overall importance of data in the industry but at the same time, it has overloaded the data centers. Especially the small and unorganized data centers are finding it very difficult to survive in this challenging atmosphere. Even the bigger players also seem o e worried and in many cases, clueless. Kept us know about some of the major challenges faced by the data center in today’s scenario:
Humongous amounts of data
The data center consumes humongous amounts of data that has the corresponding impact n the financial aspects. The new sophisticated technologies are introduced very frequently. Implementing the latest technologies is not enough. The data centers also need to rebuild their infrastructure facilities and recruit the expert manpower if they are looking for long-term survival and competitive industry gains.
- Employing strategic energy usage policies for increasing efficiency of the available energy, recruiting expert manpower and constantly improving the infrastructure to help the harness the best benefits out of the latest technical developments are 3 most pressing challenges of the field today.
Backup ad recovery process
Backups and recovery is the most important aspect of any data center if it wants to deliver long-term value to its clients. However, the increase in the volume and frequency of data has also increased the probabilities of downtime and outages.
- The backup and recovery plan needs to be revised and empowered so that even the massive amounts of data can be saved.
- At the same time, there is the need of eking groundbreaking ideas to compress the process of recovery without affecting is performance.
Compliance and security titles
Security and compliance rules form the specific parameters that can be used to unmonitored, evaluate and improve the overall security environment and delivering end clients the best experience by offering them premium protection against the latest threats. However, the truth is that in most of the cases there is no specific documentation to provide the different security titles/certifications acquired/achieved by data centers.
It results in two major challenges:
- The first one is to formally formulate the requirements for proper testing and documentation process before issuing these certificates.
- Secondly, these titles play a decisive role in shaping the final decision of the visitors who assume that such titles and certificates are issued after thorough testing of the provider’s performance. It can result in unfair marketing practice.
The clients have become more demanding and specific when it comes to operational agility, backup, and security. Meeting all these demands round the clock can be a complex task, to say the least. It is mandatory for the data centers to upgrade their monitoring and solution ecosystem if they want to remain competent and relevant in today’s high demanding corporate environment.
- High-level automation, sufficient staff, and well-streamlined workflow are the key requirements and that will increase the internal as well as external demands.
- Quickly and efficiently balancing these demands with the current resources is another major challenge for the data centers especially for the small players who cannot afford to pump in significant resources.
The amount of captured data is increasing at a very high level and this data needs to be saved, processed and manipulated. Present data centers are already suffering from the infrastructure issues as is evidenced by the increasing amount of downtimes, low site performance, and other technical bottlenecks.
- The higher volume of data will significantly increase the overall load on the infrastructure and operational capacity of data centers. The data volume is expected to continue increasing at the same or even higher rate.
- The challenge is how the infrastructure can be upgraded to the level that it can easily support a load of this data influx without further affecting the performance.
- Any increase in data also shoots up the operational costs and increase management complexities. Preventing this scenario from affecting the price and performance delivery at the end user’s level is another challenge that needs the quick solution.