What Defines A Modern Data Center?
Importance of data centers for business?
- Email and file sharing
- Productivity applications
- Customer relationship management (CRM)
- Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and databases
- Big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning
- Virtual desktops, communications and collaboration services
The Core Components of a Data Center
- Network infrastructure: This connects servers (physical and virtualized), data center services, storage, and external connectivity to end-user locations.
- Storage infrastructure: Data is the fuel of the modern data center. Storage systems are used to hold this valuable commodity.
- Computing resources: Applications are the engines of a data center. These servers provide the processing, memory, local storage, and network connectivity that drive applications.
Types of Data Centers
Enterprise Data Centers
Managed Services Data Centers
These types of data centers are not owned by the organizations rather they will lease the equipment and infrastructure and are not directly managed by them. They are managed by a third party or a managed services provider.
Colocation Data Centers
Cloud Data Centers
Cloud is an off-premises form of data center, applications and data are hosted by a cloud services provider such as Microsoft (Azure), Amazon Web Services (AWS), or IBM Cloud or other public cloud provider.
Secure Data center services:
Network Security Optimization
Cisco Secure Data Center
Cisco offers Secure Data Center solutions for Physical data center, Public cloud, Private cloud, and Hybrid cloud. For physical data center, cisco secure data center solutions offer protection for organizations most business-critical data and legacy applications with complete visibility and control. It ensure privacy and confidentiality with more application visibility and control for public cloud, for private cloud, it provides consistent, comprehensive security across physical and virtual resources. In addition, for hybrid cloud, cisco offers real-time policy enforcement and visibility that follow the workload everywhere.