The Eighteen (18) Elements of the Comprehensive Data Center Solution, this week we feature Elements 7-10:
7) Migration / Relocation
A. Move existing or buy/lease new?
B. Asset swap outs – seed equipment
C. General hardware life cycle ± 3-4 years?
D. Maximize uptime
E. Multiple phases
F. Consolidation strategies
G. Physical cost vs. planning costs (Larger)
H. Impacts of the network
I. Move it? – Plan to migrate back? – Resume update!! DANGER!!–Bowling tournaments-Fly Fishing-General Retirement?
J. Risk of Move Existing Co-location Cloud
8) Computer Software
A. Continues emphases on large scale corporate “procurement” effort to leverage one (1) license where possible
B. Production (Critical) vs. Non-Production Software
C. SPOF Consideration
D. Examples: Patient Care Pharmacy Surgical Banking Stock Trading Grading Diagnostics
E. Data Analytics – TREMENDOUS! 2017 and Beyond F. Tier I-IV Applications – Candidacy
9) Modularity / Scalability / Reliability
A. Optimize Computer hardware Computer software Telecommunication (network) Facilities Service level agreements Disaster Recovery Cloud/Co-location/Container Scale with growth!
B. Defray CAPEX/OPEX dollars until needed across the board
C. Scale without interruption D. Reliability past/present/future E. In house vs. outsource
10) Communications / Network – Dominating 2017 and Beyond – #1 Factor Dominating
A. Redundant / isolated paths?
B. Multiple carriers
C. Data breach? Who pays? Significant dominant focus 2016 / 2017
D. Data security? Who is responsible?
E. – Hillary Clinton Server – “Chinese and Russians have everything anyhow” – WOW! – Classified Top Secret Emails? – “Pokémon”
F. The power of the cloud – iPhone®
G. Impact of network loss
H. Who manages the network?
I. Dominating the news media 2016/2017
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