Virtualization and cloud computing are projected to play a vital role in transforming conventional data centers. The technologies are expected to improve the efficiency, management, and density of the modern data center facilities.

Many research reports have revealed that the market for both cloud services and virtualization would witness a surge in the coming years across the globe. Indeed, a recent study by a leading research firm Gartner unveiled that the IT expenditure on cloud technology is forecasted to rise by manifold times at the outset of the year 2016. The revenues from cloud services in India alone is anticipated to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 33.2% per annum between the years 2012 and 2017 across all the major segments. Of this, IaaS (infrastructure as a service) and SaaS (software as a service) are speculated to witness an even higher growth rate of about 39.8% and 34.4% annually.  

As this breakthrough technology continues to progress faster than the overall IT spending by companies worldwide, decision makers are expected to replace their traditional IT models with cloud services. Amidst this scenario, cloud is playing a vital role in traversing the data center (DC) facilities. This blog attempts to throw light on some of the major facets that are bound to advance efficiencies in next generation data centers facilities while effectively catering to the rising demand of the consumers to effectively utilize cloud services in the modern facilities. Let’s take a deeper look at it.

In the current web hosting scenario, the concept of software defined data center or SDDC is gaining traction. Such facilities are considered as a logical layer encircled inside a data center, wherein security, networking, and storage ambiguously define the software defined (SDx) technology realm. The logical layer enables firms to have a better control over their virtual and physical resources.

Another important factor driving cloud-enabled DC to stand apart from the today’s facilities is the multi layered controlling mechanism. This means there is a diversified controlling layer that integrates APIs into console and provides a platform for optimal allocation of resources, controlling big data, and information manipulation.
Third factor leading to this transformation is data center operating systems, which spans a control layer over data centers. At present, service providers offering data center solutions across the globe deploy operating control layers to manage plethora of users, resources, VMs(Virtual machines), and policies. With this, the vendors proactively offer greater scalability to the clients along with absolute control over critical components.

One of the major factors driving this transformation is infrastructure agnosticism. This means the future DC facilities will intelligently pool of resources and share workloads by using the layered management tools. The next generation infrastructure would allow administrators to create robust cloud platforms with better scalability. Various technological know-hows are exploring the idea of ‘agnostic cloud control’. The cloud concept efficiently connects major interfaces and control plains with APIs.

Finally, data center robotics or automation technology is expected to orchestrate the workflow of next gen DC facilities. It will provision and deprovision the dynamic usage of resources along with balancing load intelligently. Furthermore, the technology would allow administrators to focus better on providing greater efficiency.

To sum up, as data center India, technology is swiftly progressing, the service providers are finding novel ways to improve the overall density of these facilities. The trends indicate that users across the globe are deploying cloud in their data centers to optimize their IT infrastructure.