Forbes magazine takes on cloud data center transformation
CenturyLink's Esther Shine has written a piece for Forbes entitled Cloud, Colocation And The Transforming Data Center: What You Need To Know.
"Deploying on-demand capabilities to take over IT systems and functions is sometimes referred to as 'cloudifying' a data center," writes Shine. "How exactly does one 'cloudify'?"
The piece goes on to describe co-location strategies and the use of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools, "which allow providers to determine how much power a tenant is using and how it can boost efficiency. With this analytical view, the industry is getting closer to cloudifying the physical layer of the data center with the logical layer," asserts the article.
Shine adds, "The vision is for customers to be able to monitor and manage all infrastructure services that make up the Hybrid IT stack through a single experience, enabling them to select the appropriate service for workloads among services as they see fit."