As some state organizations take a look at what to do with their older data center infrastructures; improving performance, efficiency and trying to predict the future on where the industry is going are among their top priorities. Huge capital expense that would not get these organizations at least through a couple of years without having to go back to their respect boards for more money, has these public agencies looking at the newer technologies of modular design, hyperconvergence, virtualization and cloud computing. Doing more with less resources and still increase data center performance is a top decision making factor when considering what these organization’s infrastructures will look like in the future.
For example, the Topeka and Shawnee County (Kan.) Public Library chose the cutting – edge technology of hyperconvergence to upgrade the performance of certain daily functions that were getting bogged down every day. Hyperconvergence is a type of infrastructure system with software-centric architecture that tightly integrates resources for compute, storage, networking, virtualization and other technologies from scratch in a hardware box that is supported by a single vendor. This turnkey solution will offer greater efficiencies than upgrading individual components within the system over the long term.
In Connecticut when the state’s data center maxed out its’ cooling capacity, they opted for setting up a new modular design data center that would meet their long-term needs. Read what other states are doing in the full article here.