A Better Way to Approach Data Center Modernization

In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every two years. That statement might not sound like it has the makings of a modern aphorism, but “Moore’s Law” has come to be used as a shorthand to describe the exponential growth of computing power year after year.

The effects of that rapid acceleration can be seen far beyond the realm of transistors and circuits. Today, the legacy data centers that organizations used to rely on are no longer adequate for keeping up with the volume of data those organizations produce. In a world of such rapid change, the businesses who win will be those who modernize their data centers to reap the competitive advantages of being more agile and efficient.

But what if you’re caught in the middle? You might recognize the need to modernize, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to know where to begin. Here are our recommendations.

First, Understand the Benefits of Data Center Modernization

Data modernization is a big project that is going to affect your entire organization. It’s important to help stakeholders at all levels understand how it will benefit them individually and your enterprise as a whole. Some of the key benefits to communicate include:

  • No more information silos
    Data center modernization brings all your data together and makes it much easier to access. Your people will be able to quickly find the information they need, all in one place.
  • Access to the cloud
    When you modernize your data center, your information will be stored safely on the cloud. That means easier access, better security, and less risk from outages.
  • Efficiency gains across the organization
    Having your information in one place provides immediate gains in efficiency. It also makes it easier to run data analytics for long-term process improvements.
  • Flexible, Scalable Solutions
    When you modernize your infrastructure, your organization will be able to adapt more quickly to a changing marketplace. It will also be poised to support further growth as you scale up operations.

Next, Focus on These Primary Outcomes for Data Center Modernization

There’s a lot you can do with a modernized data center. The possibilities are positively dizzying. As you approach this project, it may help to focus on a couple of key outcomes that will help give you a target to aim for.

For instance, one very important outcome is maximizing your organization’s ability to get the most from your data. A unified data platform allows for the kind of comprehensive, integrated data analytics that accelerates insights, boosts user experience, and brings the biggest returns on your investments.

Another critical outcome is developing a strategy that draws connections between the results of your data analytics and your goals for the organization. That’s hard to do without modernizing your data center, since your analytics may be incomplete.

Finally, Choose a Partner with Expertise in Modernizing Data Centers

The benefits of data center modernization can be massive, but it has to be done the right way. That means being picky about the partner you work with. Ideally, you want to select a team that will take the time to understand your organization, your current operations, and your ultimate goals. That way, the data center solution they develop will be a great fit for what your organization wants to achieve.

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