"It is no secret that enterprise infrastructures are undergoing major changes. Growing use of public cloud, SaaS, and SD-WAN in 2019 will play a significant role in the way infrastructures evolve.
2018 has seen the acceleration of modern infrastructure from public cloud, SaaS, hybrid, and SD-WAN. 2019 will see enterprises feeling the impact of this dramatic shift more than ever..."
"Here are Computer Weekly's top 10 datacentre stories of 2018...
There is nothing like a datacentre outage to highlight just how reliant the digital economy is on these facilities, with the 2018 news cycle dominated by tales of server rooms going awry and causing mass disruption to end users across the globe.
Regardless, user appetites for cloud-hosted services show no signs of waning, prompting the hyperscale cloud and internet giants to double-down on their datacentre investments to ensure they have enough capacity to cater to the needs and requirements of their customers..."
"Flash storage options make HCI scalability easier, but they also require newer network hardware. Data center admins are looking at NVMe-based fabrics as a possible fix...
When flash storage technologies such as 3D NAND couple with new types of non-volatile memory, admins can scale hyper-converged infrastructure cluster capacity, improve performance and lower capital costs.
Flash technology supports the creation of large-capacity solid-state disk drives (SSDs) and replaces spinning hard disk drives in many HCI storage setups..."
"Lines between traditional enterprise network fiefdoms are getting blurrier, affecting everything from architecture and tooling to staff responsibilities...
In a special series on data center networks in August and September we highlighted some big technology shifts making networks faster and smarter. While the technologies are interesting to explore, it's important to consider what's driving the innovation..."
"Avoid pushing complexity into your network. This is especially true with data center interconnect design, Layer 2 mobility and application requirements...
Data center interconnects, while commonplace, remain one of the more complex system design challenges facing network engineers. This complexity, however, does not stem from the networking side of the equation. Rather, the challenges stem from application requirements..."
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