Digital transformation requires more than just adding a few new components to a business's current operations and calling it a day. Rather, true digital transformation is a broad, sweeping change that impacts every part of a business's operations. Effective digital transformation requires complete support throughout an organization. The data center is no exception in this, and the right data center components are crucial to launching meaningful digital transformation.
What Data Center Components Impact Digital Transformation?
Several data center components will lend themselves particularly well to maintaining the growing push toward digital transformation.
Cloud-based operations. Picturing digital transformation without cloud-based systems is hard. The use of virtualized infrastructure inherent in such systems lends itself well to a complete, business-wide change since it discourages data siloing and similar effects of component-based systems like we saw routinely in the past. It encourages a holistic response to data operations, fitting for a digital transformation.
Operational outsourcing. With cloud-based operations comes the increased use of “as-a-service” systems and other outsourcing methods. As a part of this, digital transformation also requires a fundamental change on the part of engineers, who will no longer be able to specialize on the strength of certain vendors or kinds of software. Plus, since many “as-a-service” systems require some degree of local hardware to operate, focusing current staff on the care and feeding of these systems will prove valuable.
Equipment monitoring. The previously-mentioned focus on localized systems to carry out the use of outsourced and “as-a-service” systems will, in turn, demand better equipment monitoring systems. Potential failures will need to be spotted as far in advance as possible to ensure these don't become actual or complete failures. Some equipment monitoring functions can detect potential failures so far in advance that these can be addressed before end users even notice a change in normal operations. That kind of seamless response is a vital component of digital transformation.
How to Get the Best in Data Center Components
The best data centers don't just happen overnight. They're the inevitable result of intense planning and careful construction. Optimal data centers are also sufficiently flexible to handle new developments in the field, such as the growing push toward digital transformation. If you want a data center that can handle these kinds of changes, reach out to us at EmconIT. Our third-party maintenance arrangements can help keep your data center components running well past end-of-life. Also, with complete data center options, including data center relocation, we can help you put these tools to work more effectively. Just drop us a line to get the process started.