A standard phrase from any third-grade classroom or a top-rated cooking show states that we shouldn’t have tools on our desks or any appliances on our counter tops that serve only a single purpose. To be clear, anything without multiple functions is a waste of space and time. This same belief should extend to the IT world if we want some of these more leading-edge technologies to gain a foothold, and Correlata believes that is the new trend you’ll see this year.
Up to now,
organizations of all sizes have been using a siloed operations model to build
out data center infrastructures that serve a specific purpose or run a specific
application. This “one tool for one job” has made many of the big, advanced
technologies unavailable to small and midsize companies simply because they are
not able to justify the cost.
So comes 2019; the
year that large organizations embrace the notion of composable infrastructure:
a fusion of all those single-use tools under a common control plane, and a
resilient, advanced, operationally efficient Swiss Army knife for the data
It’ll also be a year of converging concepts that data center infrastructure has, until now, flirted with or struggled to wrap into a single offering until now, thanks to Correlata’s CorreAssess which provides advanced automation of mundane IT tasks and new levels of intelligence that is predictive rather than simply reactive.
Step Away from the Silo
Right now, we treat the core data center, edge, and cloud as very different environments that all need management tools and on-site utilization plans. But a combination of things will happen that will bring these different technologies into one infrastructure.
will continue to become more comfortable with on-premise private clouds.
They’ll better understand the importance of edge computing and they’ll also
better see how the public cloud can help fill the gaps, whether it’s for burst
capacity, for specific workloads, or to scale up and down for other needs, such
At the same time,
we’ll see faster pipes, better compression and enhanced security, all making
this public cloud a more realistic extension of your on-premises
infrastructure. It will allow the edge and the core to start operating as
federated systems and burst out to the cloud when capacities require it.
Resources will also
be managed with advanced intelligence and by policies that determine which
workloads need what resources and where it’s best for them to reside to
optimize I/O operations and costs, as well as to guarantee SLAs. Correlata’s
CorreAssess One Time Assessment Platform is aimed to take a load off
Can we get there in 2019?
Not all the way, but
we’ll see major steps toward sharing some of the common tools across the
various locations where previously you’d consider them compute islands. With IoT adoption on the rise, 80 billion
connected devices by 2020 and over 165 zettabytes of data generated per year, we’ll
see vendors making great strides to ensure advances in composable
infrastructure serve this unique nature of IoT.
fast, and those with deep pockets will always have greater access to the best
technology. But as we move into 2019, the increased accessibility of these
cutting-edge innovations will lead to greater efficiencies and better outcomes
for IT and business.
Learn more how Correlata is partnering with IBM, LRS, e-Shelter and others to move progress forward