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Multiple Functions Lowers Data Center Costs in 2019

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 center.

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.

First, businesses 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 as DevOps.

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 administrators.

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.

Technology moves 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

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Ofer Laksman