What Cloud Means to Enterprise IT Infrastructure
The rapid evolution with hybrid technologies and Cloud taking hold means rapid evolution for the Enterprise IT Infrastructure. Enterprise IT Infrastructure which is the centralized repository or data center, where all the company information is stored, managed and more. A decade ago nobody could have envisioned this evolution and what it would be like in another decade from now, it is a mystery, but significant changes could possibly be present again.
Initially all data centers were soloing physical infrastructures that were dedicated to storage systems, servers, networks. Initially it served specific applications within a company. However, with growth businesses accumulate significant amounts of valuable and relevant data that needed storing, which forced the data centers to grow and require even more hardware such as cooling mechanisms, fire suppression security, data communications connectivity, backup power just to function as before it grew exponentially.
It did not take long when it became clear that the Enterprise IT infrastructures are less cost-effective and less environmentally friendly. Since Cloud computing which works by hosting operations and date via off-site it provided CIOs a better option and more choices in configuring their own IT infrastructures. At this point Cloud offers organizations the opportunity to consider converged infrastructure, or outsourcing the data center operations and embrace green IT initiatives.
In-house IT Infrastructures specialists take strain to keep costs low and still keep their carbon footprint small. When looking about at the continuous changes, big question IT organizations should ask themselves is it could be that their existing data center which is significant and modern today will look like a relic in a few short year and if it would remain a worthy asset. More companies are getting rid of on-site data centers by starting with outsourced infrastructures. The obvious solution and direction they are taking is Cloud.