The significance of the modern data centre is highlighted by the need for companies to manage a dynamic, often complex and crucial network environment.

Today administrators and managers are obliged to maintain the highest standard of operation and functionality in business by leveraging off available centralised resources.

Traditional computer systems and IT resources have had to evolve with the requirements of users and the networking environment is now very different.

We have moved from isolated separate specialised computer environments, with specific cabling, temperature regulated and security controlled, into a client servers and cluster farms. We are now beginning to realise the opportunities that lie in cloud-based virtualised service and resource accessibility.

There are various levels of data centre – from a server room with basic computer systems to that of a highly complex environment of mission critical computer systems, fully controlled access and redundant sub-systems.

Generally the modern network is defined by the implementation of distributed computing, virtual servers and cloud-based service, a gateway to enhanced efficiency.

Cloud computing reduces the complexity of the computing process and provides various virtual-based services – including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).

The pursuit of cloud computing and virtual environment is also associated with the need for cost reduction in data centre management and maintenance.

This metamorphosis in design, structure, integration and application of the network has come about as a result of IT regulation, costs and changes in standards. The convergence of telecommunications infrastructure, mobile and wireless product, as well as trends in ICT management, has elevated the importance and relevance of the data centre.

Other factors such as compliance with corporate governance, data management (archive, storage and mining), and legislation have also impacted the development of the data centre and its influence on business.

In truth the network is the heart of any organisation or business.

Without a fully-operable, well equipped network that is manned by trained personnel and that is operated meticulously in the same vain as that of a well-exercised blood-pumping muscle, the level at which a company competes can be seriously impeded.
Data, central to the enhancement of the network

The significance of the modern data centre is highlighted by the need for companies to manage a dynamic, often complex and crucial network environment.
Today administrators and managers are obliged to maintain the highest standard of operation and functionality in business by leveraging off available centralised resources.
Traditional computer systems and IT resources have had to evolve with the requirements of users and the networking environment is now very different.
We have moved from isolated separate specialised computer environments, with specific cabling, temperature regulated and security controlled, into a client servers and cluster farms. We are now beginning to realise the opportunities that lie in cloud-based virtualised service and resource accessibility.
There are various levels of data centre – from a server room with basic computer systems to that of a highly complex environment of mission critical computer systems, fully controlled access and redundant sub-systems.
Generally the modern network is defined by the implementation of distributed computing, virtual servers and cloud-based service, a gateway to enhanced efficiency.
Cloud computing reduces the complexity of the computing process and provides various virtual-based services – including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).
The pursuit of cloud computing and virtual environment is also associated with the need for cost reduction in data centre management and maintenance.
This metamorphosis in design, structure, integration and application of the network has come about as a result of IT regulation, costs and changes in standards. The convergence of telecommunications infrastructure, mobile and wireless product, as well as trends in ICT management, has elevated the importance and relevance of the data centre.
Other factors such as compliance with corporate governance, data management (archive, storage and mining), and legislation have also impacted the development of the data centre and its influence on business.
In truth the network is the heart of any organisation or business.
Without a fully-operable, well equipped network that is manned by trained personnel and that is operated meticulously in the same vain as that of a well-exercised blood-pumping muscle, the level at which a company competes can be seriously impeded.