2018 Will Be a year of consolidation in IT Infrastructure for businesses in the USA
2018 is here and businesses are looking forward to improving their IT infrastructure by adopting new trends and techniques. In today’s technological world, IT infrastructure is serving as the backbone for almost every business because of its fast data storage and data retrieval using efficient databases, lightning fast transactions over high-speed networks and robust systems. Here are described some trends that are going to provide the basis for IT infrastructure and management in businesses and organizations.
Use of Cloud:
Storage has always been a basic need in order to perform business operations successfully. Businesses have been using traditional data centers so far in order to meet the requirements of data storage. But carrying on with traditional data centers becomes a headache as storage needs grow. Increased data storage needs start to raise some critical issues for organizations such as new hardware requirements, a place to store the servers, providing suitable conditions for data centers, maintenance, and management of hardware as well. Therefore, a major shift is cloud storage, which is a pretty attractive option for medium-sized to larger businesses. Cloud computing has become more robust in sense of providing security, fast backups, fast retrievals and data management facilities. Therefore, cloud storage is a move towards robust IT infrastructure in 2018.
Converged infrastructure is another hot trend of IT infrastructure that many businesses are planning to implement. In covered infrastructure, many IT components are combined and coupled to make a whole which surprisingly increases and optimize the IT infrastructure performance in a business. Converged infrastructure promises high-speed deployment and simplified management.
Wireless networking has become powerful and trustworthy due to improved encryption and low maintenance costs. Many businesses have been using wired LANs at workplaces for years but it is really a headache to implement it especially at a large workplace because of the cost of wires, modems, routers, deployment, and maintenance. Wireless LANs dramatically decreases the cost of deployment and maintenance without losing network speed. A study shows that businesses are establishing their WLANs in order to meet the networking needs and increase the reliability of IT infrastructure.
Use of APIs:
Application Programming Interfaces or simply APIs have made communication between machines, easier and error-free. When IT managers move the workload within the data centers or on the cloud, Application Integration and communication becomes critical. For data migrations, APIs have become essential ingredient and therefore must be used in order to communicate with data centers, applications, and partner systems.
Intent-based networking tends to improve the availability and agility of networking within a business. Many businesses have been depending on Hardware based resources for making their networking more manageable, on the other hand, Intent-based networking is a software-based system that makes networking more manageable within a business or organization by using automation and intelligence. Gartner Research Vice President Andrew Lerner says intent-based networking systems (IBNS) are not new, and in fact, the ideas behind IBNS have been around for years. What’s new is that machine learning algorithms have advanced to a point where IBNS could become a reality soon.