This IDC Market Note briefly looks at ways to enhance datacenter infrastructure, reduce datacenter operating costs, and improve data security. The methods explored include utilizing software-defined technologies and cloud platforms, physically establishing datacenters, implementing zone cabling, and applying data governance structures. Altogether, these methods can optimize datacenter operations, reducing costs and enhancing agility in the process.
"Datacenters constantly need to support more users. As such, a market need exists for optimized datacenter management platforms. The future of software-defined datacenters lies in 'convergence 3.0' data architecture, which fully converges datacenter functionalities into a single shared resource pool. This architecture makes use of deduplication techniques and data compression to centralize datacenter management." — Research Analyst George Mbuthia, IDC East Africa
Cloud system software, Governance, risk and compliance infrastructure, Hosting infrastructure services, Infrastructure and platform clouds, Networking virtualization, Server virtualization, Storage management software, Systems integration services