Stay Tuned for Our Upcoming eBook: “Race to 5G and What It Means for Data Centers”

Keep on the lookout for our upcoming eBook that will serve as a comprehensive overview of 5G. Throughout the last few years, 5G has maintained a significant amount of buzz from implementation to deployment. Even our own President is asserting that the US will “lead in 5G very shortly.” But what exactly are we racing to? How technically close are we to the official Race to 5Gand universal rollout of 5G? These are the questions we will answer in the upcoming eBook “Race to 5G and What It Means for Data Centers.”

Make sure to download the eBook upon its release, to read about some of the following topics:

  • Overview of 5G
  • Status of 5G Implementation in US
  • 5G and Data Centers
  • 5G Challenges / Opportunities for Data Centers
  • What’s Ahead for 5G – End of the Race?

The eBook will be available for download in the next couple of weeks; make sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for our updates!

The Data Center in 2019: Next-Gen Security

We wish we didn’t have to say it, but when will security NOT be an issue or a hot topic? Data centers must continue to address the critical issues around physical security as well as security of the IT workload. In 2019, there will be ongoing tightening of security standards and increased adoption of leading-edge security techniques, tools and software across the industry.

In 2018 alone, according to Datacenter Knowledge, the cybersecurity epidemic caused countless data breaches, exacerbated the cybersecurity skills shortage, and left organizations of all sizes struggling with ineffective security programs. As such, the three security predictions that Datacenter Knowledge makes for 2019 include:

  • Cloud providers adopting a ‘security by default’ approach, in which they take the security controls already built into their platforms and ensure they are “on by default.” Simplifying security in this way should reduce human error, along with associated vulnerabilities and gaps in security defenses.
  • Enterprises will revert back to security basics by starting with simple again, prioritizing policies and processes that focus on tried and true basics such as “AAA” : Authentication, think User Directory and Multi-Factor Authentication; Authorization, which handles the permissions a user should have once authenticated; and Accounting, which watches and verifies the integrity of the user’s account from internal and external changes.
  • Companies will favor all-in-one security devices over standalone point products.

Interested in reading about more 2019 hot technologies and trends in the data center?  Download our new e-book today!

 

The Data Center in 2019: Hot Technologies & Trends – Hybrid Cloud

451 Research analysts predict that this year organizations anticipate that just under half (46%) of enterprise workloads will run in on-premise environments, with the remainder off-premise.

Enterprises today are striking a balance between cloud and on-premises systems. Such actions have even enabled companies like Microsoft to soar to the number two position in the cloud market very quickly and has given IBM a considerable boost. Other conglomerates like AWS and Google are quickly following suit.

In order to address increasing data center demands while adding advantages of agility, scalability and global reach, traditional data centers are transforming into hybrid data centers.

The following hybrid data center characteristics are emerging that differ from previously worn, traditional approaches:

  • Application suitability – More enterprises are modernizing existing workloads when possible to develop new net applications suited for the cloud, as legacy applications are typically unsuited to run off-premise.
  • Workload management – The variables that determine which data center environments prove most efficient include risk, cost and IT service performance.
  • Advanced software tools – Companies that manage hybrid environments commonly invest in software tools offering greater visibility into each of the three data center iterations and their performance.

Additionally, centrally managing on-premise and public cloud security policies allows for security policy consistency and protects from cyber adversaries.

Interested in reading about more 2019 hot technologies and trends in the data center?  Download our new e-book today!