Top Trends Driving the Data Center in 2015

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Convergence of Operational and Disaster Recovery

Data center modernization isn’t stopping at the virtualization of workloads and software-defined infrastructure. Backup/recovery and disaster recovery (DR) are getting makeovers too. While technologies for backup and DR have traditionally been distinct, virtualization and cloud have enabled new approaches — resulting in huge improvements in the time it takes to complete backups and execute recoveries, lower costs and reduce risk.

In 2015, there will be a convergence of technologies supporting operational recovery on premises and disaster recovery off site. Workload-centric policies will enable automation, and the consolidation of the technologies to create copies for operational or disaster recovery will reduce operational overhead and capital expenses. In addition, this convergence, coupled with the familiar efficiency technologies of compression and deduplication, will enable more effective use of the cloud for storing DR copies.

Information technology is a key competitive advantage for organizations of all sizes. To be responsive to business requirements, IT needs to be agile and scalable. And, to ensure that IT can adapt to ever-changing business requirements, infrastructure and operational expenses need to be cost-effective to fund and enable innovation. At the same time, IT services are expected to be continuously available and ubiquitously accessible.

The following slides depict some of the drivers informing these 2015 predictions, according to Jesse St. Laurent, vice president of product strategy at SimpliVity, a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure for the software-defined data center.

SimpliVity delivers the best of both worlds: cloud economics with enterprise performance, protection and functionality. The company provides software-defined infrastructure packaged on industry-standard x86 systems, providing abstraction, pooling and automation of IT resources and services.


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