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Bigger, better, faster seems to always be the mantra for computing. And it’s particularly true in research, finance, cloud and manufacturing environments where demands for high-performance computing (HPC) are the norm.  The more computing power available in one of these hyper-scaled environments, the more competitive the organization becomes. There are solutions available today that have been designed with both compute density and graphics processing unit (GPU) floating-point calculations capabilities in mind to meet the needs of graphics-intensive and other high-performance environments that include everything from low-latency trading to engineering or cloud computing. The key is to choose the correct servers, then combine them into a single rack, sharing power supplies and fans, resulting in a high-performance, cost-effective, small footprint solution for a host of HPC needs.

Information is the cornerstone for all businesses, but data centers have become crowded and inefficient. More servers means more switches, cabinets and cables as well. IT leaders contained server sprawl and costs through virtualization and a converged infrastructure. Then, they turned to cloud computing to increase agility and do more with less. But none of this has fundamentally changed the way IT pros work yet. The question is, how can CIOs move their data center forward, keeping up with the future; what’s the next step? Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, has identified five strategic IT moves that will help CIOs do just that.

“We’ve all heard the claim that IT pros spend 80 percent of their time on maintenance and 20 percent on strategic IT objectives, but it’s time to start turning those numbers upside down,” says Brandon Harris, vice president, HP solutions for Logicalis. “The technology, the solutions, the capabilities exist today to take advantage of what’s already in place, make changes where they’re needed, and create an IT environment that mirrors what was once held up as a future ideal.” Harris says it’s important to note that creating the data center of tomorrow today doesn’t mean throwing out what’s already in place and starting from scratch.  To find out more, Harris suggests CIOs read a Logicalis eBook, “Elements of Design: How the Data Center of Today Can Be the Data Center for Tomorrow.”

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