A recent Gartner report identified simplifying and automating IT infrastructure as the top strategic priority for businesses. This shift is driven by the limitations of data centers often burdened with complex, short-term solutions that sacrifice long-term reliability. The result? Slow innovation, frustrating user experiences, and costly downtime. By embracing automation and optimization, businesses can streamline processes, reduce costs, and unlock new opportunities to drive them forward in today’s dynamic market.
Ethernet VPN-Virtual Extensible LAN (EVPN-VXLAN) is a network virtualization technology that supports large enterprise and multi-tenant environments. While single-vendor, chassis-based technologies may suffice for most traditional campus network architectures, they are not agile enough to support the scalability and expanding needs of today’s modern enterprises. EVPN-VXLAN/IP enables businesses to virtually connect geographically dispersed locations using Layer 2 (L2) bridging. It is ideal for data center interconnections, large campus environments, cloud-ready networks, and environments required to support substantially large numbers of endpoint devices.
The common idiom, “Be as easy as one-two-three” is well embedded into our culture. It denotes that something is easy, simple, or intuitive enough to the point that it doesn’t require a serious amount of skill or effort. In turn, having the capability to break complex projects into shorter, more digestible three-step processes is something that modern professionals desire.
Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your next data center. There’s a great deal of complexity and moving parts to consider along with many potential pain points that cause delays. That’s why the design phase is so critical. Whether you are constructing a data center or erecting a building, you need a blueprint to guide your crew throughout the process. A data center blueprint is more than just drawing equipment racks with mounted devices. It needs to include granular details such as IP address pools, VLAN IDs, routing protocols, and security policies – all of which must be pushed out in the form of configuration settings for all interconnected devices.
A data migration project is a huge undertaking. It’s a consuming venture that absorbs considerable resources to complete, which is why you must get it right. So, how will you conclude whether the project was a success or not? There will be multiple determining factors such as whether timetables and schedules were met and if the project stayed within budget. However, there’s one overriding measurement of success that is the most important of all: Does it achieve the business objectives that it was aligned with? In other words, will it fulfill its intended purpose? That’s what truly matters.
Almost every enterprise has accumulated thousands of digital files over the years. Everything from customer records to logo graphics is data that needs to be stored in a secure, easy-to-access place. As organizations embark on their digital transformations, it’s important to think about storage infrastructure enhancements to reduce costs while optimizing company performance and security. Companies should consider data storage solutions such as HPE Nimble Storage to help reach this goal. Let’s cover exactly what it is and five reasons why companies should use this particular data storage solution.
Regardless of the industry, all enterprises are looking for strategies to improve their organizations and stay competitive in the market. However, when it comes to technological innovation, there’s one piece in particular that often blocks the way forward: the human element. While computers may still lack the creativity that sets the human mind apart, artificial intelligence (AI) has become an increasingly important part of modern computing, especially when it comes to processing and managing data.
In years past, IT teams were generally squirrelled away and largely forgotten by other departments. Today, the digital economy and increased use of technology in the workplace have made IT a center point of daily operations and forced enterprises to focus on modernizing their infrastructure.
As has become increasingly clear over the last decade, enterprise IT must be able to quickly respond to the ever-changing needs of the business. This need for agility and responsiveness is putting pressure on IT teams, and if not properly addressed, can cause cracks to start to appear in all aspects of the IT environment. This leads to poor performance, increased security risks, and dissatisfied employees, clients, and enterprise leadership.
Today's IT departments and data centers are drastically different than their predecessors. Virtualization has been the key driving force behind the changes. However, new technology and operations bring new challenges that must be resolved. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) helps IT departments solve many of the issues caused by virtualization. HCI works by linking every part of the data center and bring it all under one management platform. With HCI, both IT and the data center become more efficient and agile, resulting in increased performance and scalability.