How to build a Next-Generation Data Centre
Customers today are expecting everything to be made available online, all the time, from every possible device. So, to satisfy these high expectations, enterprise IT departments must react quickly to changing business needs.
In addition to complying with regulatory requirements and adhering with existing change-management procedures, enterprise IT is faced with numerous operational challenges that put pressure on the resiliency and reliability of the infrastructure they manage.
Businesses are now having to engage in a process of digital transformation, away from traditional infrastructure and toward a flexible technology stack that has the scalability, agility, predictability, and automation to react and adapt to the forever changing business demands without risking normal business procedures. With NetApp HCI, enterprises, midsize businesses, and service providers can easily consolidate all workloads, scale in ways that won’t strand resources, and deliver the performance that next-generation data centre applications need.
Now the process of transforming is unique for every business – as are the business drivers that prompt it. On one end of the spectrum, businesses based on traditional enterprise IT are seeking to obtain dramatic cost savings from the consolidation of their virtualised environments, while at the other end, IT organisations are deploying infrastructure to support DevOps cultures that deliver self-service resources and enable the refactoring of traditional client/server workloads into agile cloud-based applications. NetApp HCI allows IT departments to become more agile and responsive by simplifying Day 0 deployment and ongoing management from Day 1 forward.
With all the diversity of businesses, drivers, and environments, enterprise IT is looking to the highly flexible architecture of a next generation data centre to deliver their transformation – an architecture that can meet their changing business demands while effortlessly integrating into and facilitating their current infrastructure. A next generation data centre can’t, by its very nature, be dependent on traditional storage infrastructure. Instead, it’s foundations are built on a new kind of storage, one that is inherently agile, scalable, and predictable. This needs to be able to scale non-disruptively and incrementally across many platforms to support business growth – yet constantly deliver guaranteed, controllable performance at reduced operational costs.
NetApp’s next generation storage architecture can meet all of the above demands and allow business IT to transition from existing environments to the next generation data centre. Only a next generation data centre powered by a next generation storage architecture can meet this demand.
To learn more about NetApp Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), take a look at a demo of how fast and easy NetApp HCI makes it to transform into a data-centric organisation: https://hyper-converged-solutions.co.uk/resources/