By HSMC Marketing | January 23, 2017
Practically every business entity big or small has IT related infrastructure. The changing IT environment is always in flux. It is even more so presently considering the rapid changes. It is safe to use the word maturing technologies in describing the disruption. All change is disruptive behavior. Hardware and software obsolescence in IT is an aspect that spares no one. Outsourcing as a process has come into existence to counter the effects of disruption.
What is Outsourcing?
Outsourcing is a process where enterprises who have expertise in specific areas take over the functions of responsibility which allows the host company (the enterprise outsourcing) to devote resources such as time, workforce and capital to its core business. By lessening its workload, they get the benefit from experts who manage their services that result in streamlining business operations. Information technology has benefited the most due to outsourcing as services in the IT related industry require specialist knowledge in technical support. Technology upgradations in both hardware and software have been the key driver for this development.
Modern server storage is undergoing a revolution. Server storage solutions are diversifying into high capacity private areas as well as cloud platforms which may be entirely private or public. Switching to cloud is enabling the enterprises in improving efficiency via
Virtualization in Server Storage-
Enterprise information technology is witnessing virtualization trends in server storage and network load management. The trend is progressing towards autonomic computing in which systems self-manage computer systems as well as applications without human inputs. This kind of computing is called AI (Artificial Intelligence) which is gaining traction. The adaptation of the virtualization concept is from human nervous systems that regulate body functions without inputs from the individual. (Source: Whatis.com)
The autonomic trend is already a reality as interconnected networks along with IoT (Internet of things) have laid the foundation of future computing models.
Virtualization trends are progressing as part of enhancing server support services. Increasing data security is a reality. Server virtualization improves development while improving server resources. A disaster such as a DDOS attack (DistributedDenial of service) -for instance, Dyn Servers cyber attack took place on Oct 21, 2016. Dynservers are an important hosting platform that connects end-users the Internet domain names with the matching IP address. The services of Netflix, Airbnb, Amazon, Paypal, WSJ, The Guardian, HBO, Starbucks to name a few were most affected. Recovery of systems via dynamic monitoring and utilisation of resources was quick. The cyber attack on Dyn started at 7.00 am on Oct 21st,and by evening 6.11 p.m. the issue was under control. (Source: Wikipedia)
Threat Posed By Autonomic Server Model
The job of traditional storage administrators is under serious threat. Their primary functional responsibility of managing storage related tasks are bound to get replaced with autonomic systems. Storage administrators can progress to data managers. They are well-suited to make the transition from managing equipment to data related complexities – example of Facebook’s content removal policy clarification in recent months caused by the social media giant removing content selectively.