In the Era of Digital Transformation, How In Control is Your Data Center Management Operation
Today’s leaders demand ultimate flexibility to run their workloads when and where it is most advantageous. Are you confident that your DC management operation is ready for the Digital Transformation demands of the CIO, CTO and even CDO leader?
If there is a transformation race between enterprise IT and data center operations then, at least in terms of mind shift – it is probably fair to say that IT has the lead.
And now digital transformation in business and therefore IT, is accelerating. CIOs and CTOs must evaluate every aspect of IT and prioritize what and how to change. This involves technology adoption to drive process and business model transformation, along with the necessary cultural and organization transformation. To varying degrees, each is being impacted by AI, automation, analytics and a host of other technologies.
Let’s get physical
On the physical side, digital transformation means the technology stack is no longer unitary nor vertical. It is multi-faceted and multi-platform.
This raises questions about how confident enterprises can be that they will remain in complete control of their infrastructure.
As both a data center operator and a cloud DMaaS provider, Serverfarm is well positioned to understand both the IT and data center imperatives of transformation.
For its enterprise customers, Serverfarm underpins transformation strategies by providing the necessary insight into physical data center operations, wherever the enterprise chooses for its workloads to reside. This is true even as workloads move across public, private and hybrid clouds, on premise and back again according to business priorities such as urgency, power cost, renewable power availability, criticality, location, and security as advantages are sought in terms of scalability, agility, and flexibility.
Outcomes not infrastructure
Serverfarm DMaaS InCommand functionality instils the confidence to embark on digital transformation by providing transparency through actionable real time data on how physical assets are being used.
As they abstract away from being infrastructure managers, it enables the enterprise IT C-level leaders to prioritize and focus on aspects of digital transformation that will provide the greatest and fastest time to value for the business.
Even as CIOs and CTOs become more focused on the application and business outcomes, the need for data center management does not disappear. Rather, as in other areas, the need changes and the expectations are for greater control delivered as a service.
By providing insight into power, cooling, and asset utilization, the DMaaS InCommand platform provides you assurance in terms of workload security and efficient operations.
At the races
We started this by talking about a race between IT and data center operations. Physical facilities, being long term and often designed around fixed infrastructure by nature, do not change as often as IT – that is refresh rates are far longer.
However, that should not distract from the fact that the right software is essential to managing critical infrastructure. Digital transformation means we cannot sacrifice business-critical systems uptime.
Digital Transformation changes businesses for the better by making them data driven. In data center operations, those responsible must expect the same.