How To Plan Today For Tomorrow's Lights-Out Data Center
InformationWeek, July 20th, 2020
August 2, 2020,
Volume 268, Issue 5

A data center managed entirely by automated systems sounds like the setting for a science fiction movie. Yet human-less data centers are making their mark

"Darkness is gradually descending on data centers worldwide, and it has nothing to do with power failures or solar eclipses," warns John Edwards in InformationWeek. "The situation does, however, have everything to do with remote management and efficient data center operation.

The feasibility of a "lights out" data center model has been debated within the IT community for over a decade. Now, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced data centers worldwide to function with skeleton crews or even no on-site personnel at all, the concept is gaining greater attention, helped along by the growing availability of sophisticated monitoring and management tools.

"Innovation in this space is rapidly evolving, and a future filled with autonomous data centers optimized for machines and 100% lights-out may not be as far out as we think," observed Nicholas Merizzi, a principal at Deloitte Consulting..."

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