At the center of Data Center Modernization is finding out how to do things faster, smaller, cheaper, and with more flexibility. IT departments within organizations are often challenged in that they generally inherit legacy IT hardware such as older storage arrays, server platforms, and software licensing that doesn’t match their long-term IT transformation goals. Business applications that control critical business functions might be outdated or poorly managed. They have pieces and parts that may or may not be fully integrated or running at optimal levels. Once the IT industry started moving away from monolithic big iron to X86 server architecture, costs came down; however, server and data center sprawl took place. Networking needs grew at this time as well as rack space, which directly increased power demands and the overall IT footprint.
Projects top the list of all IT departments. Whether its application modernization; implementing Office 365; deploying and optimizing new technologies; or migrating data off legacy storage to hybrid, private, or public cloud options, IT staffing is stretched thin. Special projects demand special personnel like the experts at IMPEX Technologies.
Data backup vs. data archiving – these topics aren’t so much an either or, but rather a necessary combination. With the increase in attacks that often include malware, employee sabotage, ransomware, and a host of other denial of service events, being able to recover your data is now a boardroom discussion.
Securing your company from cyber attacks can be a daunting task. External threats – including bad actors and rogue nation-states – continue to evolve their methods in an attempt to penetrate networks. Internal threats like disgruntled employees can permanently delete data before they leave. With the advent of “born-in-the-cloud” applications like Google/Gmail, O365, and others, IT organizations must become fully aware of what the service provider is responsible for backing up and what’s the responsibility of the end-user.
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