Smarter technologies that are energy efficientis and have smaller carbon footprint are the need of the hour.In many organizations, including my own,IP infrastructures and devices such as IP phones are operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week — consuming power and dissipating heat.Virtualization presents an ideal means of minimizing power dissipation in such environments. By deploying server hardware of sufficient capacity and adding a virtualization layer, IT departments can establish a single hardware platform capable of running multiple types of OS.
Businesses helped neighbors with Internet access and mobile device charge-ups during Sandra. Following that example, enterprises should consider preparing Internet disaster plans to help the public during disasters.
In the interest of providing true 24/7 processing in a global economy, more enterprises are toggling production among datacenters, sharing databases, and placing key IT subject matter experts in remote areas.
Over time, demand forces will change the Internet. What will this mean at the technology level? Think a combination of cloud-address technologies, like the Donabe, Melange, and Quantum activity, and the OpenFlow switching architecture.
With 24/7 processing and business continuation paramount, more organizations are considering having three datacenters, where primary and secondary datacenters are in their immediate region and a third is in a remote geography. Why? To avoid repercussions of a major disaster that could hit every IT resource in a specific region.
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