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Data Centers Leveraging Cloud Technology
Data center architecture has developed new solutions to bring users competitive advantages through improved performance. Modern IT infrastructure relies heavily on data centers.
FREMONT, CA: Data centers are the backbone of the internet, hidden in plain sight most of the time. Our daily information is stored, communicated, and transported by them. Data centers become more important as we create more data. As per recent research by IDC, over 175 zettabytes of data will be generated by 2025. Data centers will play a vital role in the ingestion, computation, storage, and management of information.
The need for storage space is rising due to the data explosion. Since the world has transitioned to a digital environment, people are constantly using their mobile devices, which generate enormous amounts of data. Due to this paradigm shift, data centers had to expand. Data farms it has advanced significantly in the present to accommodate and store the growing volume of data. Modern data centers are upgrading to handle more services in addition to storage. They can handle the demands of the modern economic environment because they are more linked than ever. Data center architecture has given rise to new technologies that give consumers a competitive edge through improved performance.
Although data centers are one of the essential components of the IT infrastructure, running them has historically been very difficult. Numerous environmental conditions impact data centers, which inevitably increases their complexity. A data center operator must look after the cooling requirements of data centers and keep the humidity and air pressure in the storage rooms at the proper levels.
Cloud technology and specialized service providers are adding unique capabilities, leading enterprises to migrate to cloud-based, shared storage managed by third parties.
Cloud-based data centers have the following advantages:
Cost-effective: Cloud-based data centers require no maintenance. They don't need to maintain hardware since they use cloud providers. Data centers do not require physical setup, hardware, upgrades, staff, power, facility management, and maintenance. Cloud-based data centers don't need large IT teams. Capex and Opex expenditures are drastically reduced.
Data security: Every business, regardless of size or industry, is concerned about data security. Data breaches cause devastating damage to companies' revenue, customer service, and most importantly, their reputation daily. Regular penetration testing is performed in a cloud-based data center to protect the platform and data. Enterprises can further bolster their data protection by adding additional layers of security such as authentication, access control, and encryption.
Scale as per need: Traditional data centers require enterprises to plan capacity well in advance. This limits flexibility to accommodate workload fluctuations. Businesses with fluctuating bandwidth demands benefit from cloud-based data centers. Businesses can increase capacity without investing significantly in physical infrastructure as demand increases. Businesses can gain a competitive edge by being agile.
Mobility: Mobile devices and smartphones with security credentials can access cloud-based data centers easily. You can retrieve, recover, or process your data with just a few clicks. Employees can work from anywhere, using any device, while connected to the internet 24/7. All updates and upgrades are automated in cloud-based data centers, off-site, by the service providers. Maintaining the systems is thus greatly simplified, reducing the workload of the IT team.
Disaster recovery: Backups are always available with cloud-based data centers. These data centers provide rapid data recovery from natural disasters to power cuts. Traditionally, businesses store all their data locally on their office computers if they go with an on-premises approach. Computers can malfunction despite their best efforts - from malware and virus attacks to hardware deterioration. Cloud computing, however, allows enterprises to access their data from anywhere.