The burdens placed on modern data centers far outstrip those of days gone by. Digital transformation has re-imagined the data center as the heart of untold and exciting possibilities for today’s businesses. It functions as a dynamic repository of data and software that organizations and their customers rely on. In short, it must remain up and running.
The speed of business today mandates that organizations be able to access data from anywhere. They must analyze it instantly and then use it to make rapid decisions closer to where the data came from in order to fuel innovation and reach their desired business outcomes. Thus the business need has changed from simply connecting devices. It is now about securing, aggregating, automating and drawing insights from the data these devices generate – all done in a way that opens up new markets and new business models.