The Data Center and Cloud Balance — New Key Considerations

July 26, 2023
Too often, we look at modernization efforts as server upgrades and new pieces of software. However, the digital evolution is happening on the data center and cloud infrastructure front.

We continue our article series on the new balance between the cloud and the modern data center. This week, we consider new key considerations in the data center and cloud balance.

Our digital society can’t run without the strength and power of physical infrastructure. An increase in data reinforces the need for digital infrastructure. In 2012, we crossed into the zettabyte era, and that is, the data in our digital ecosystem, for the first time, exceeded a zettabyte. That number continues to increase today, with estimates of around 175 zettabytes by 2025.

The major balance that we’ve been discussing so far revolves around deploying new technology solutions, like the cloud, and where digital modernization impacts physical infrastructure. Too often, we look at modernization efforts as server upgrades and new pieces of software.

However, the digital evolution is happening on the data center and cloud infrastructure front.

The new cloud and data center balance

First, it’s essential to understand the various types of data center models.

Within each of the models above, there are internal deployment considerations. By understanding each data center model, IT professionals are implementing a hybrid solution for greater flexibility, capacity and cost savings.

About the Author

Bill Kleyman

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. Bill is currently a freelance analyst, speaker, and author for some of our industry's leading publications.

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