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Data centre challenges: Technology is moving so fast – I can’t keep up

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Kevin Leahy | General Manager – Group Data Centre Business Unit | Dimension Data

Kevin Leahy | General Manager – Group Data Centre Business Unit | Dimension Data

We recently challenged our data centre professionals to come up with their top five data centre-related pain points − based on their experiences and conversations with clients −and provide some practical advice for overcoming them. In this series of blogs, Kevin Leahy, Dimension Data’s Group General Manager for Data Centres and Frank Casey, Dimension Data’s Group Director, Managed Service for Data Centres share some of the pain points at the top of their lists:

#Datacentrechallenges:  Technology is moving so fast – I can’t keep up.

While a steady stream of innovative and transformative technologies continues to enter the market, taking advantage of them isn’t always that easy. Do you find yourself unable to leverage new data centre technologies due to the process changes and other investments needed to support them? Often, vendors will introduce new technologies that supposedly come ‘in the box’, yet many organisations lack the skills to unlock their true value.

The result is that the time-to-value is too long. By the time you’ve invested time and resources in updating its processes, deployed the technology in a test environment, ironed out any teething problems, and finally taken it into production, months or years may have passed. And in the meantime, technology has continued to advance at pace, and you find that you’ve fallen behind the curve once again.

For these reasons, consider turning to a managed services provider that:

  • has already invested in the relevant tools and automation technologies, and regularly updates its functionality
  • has architecture and processes that are designed to support modern infrastructure and emerging trends − as well as more traditional technologies
  • can work with them to determine how to extract the most out of new technologies, and integrate them with legacy infrastructure

Such a partner can help you to look beyond the technology, and focus on the outcomes that you want to achieve as a business.

Learn about Managed Services for Data Centres and how you can overcome this #datacentrechallenge

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