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Organisations’ should focus on performance, security, and other technology and business requirements to determine workload placement

How can IT leaders shift their focus from infrastructure – on-premise, in the cloud or at the edge of the network – to workloads keeping the current situation in mind?

In a post-pandemic world, it is ideal to migrate workloads to the cloud for benefits and to prepare for the next unforeseen disruption. When the emphasis shifts from infrastructure to workloads, decision-making focuses on service delivery rather than IT architecture. Organisations’ should focus on performance, availability, security, compliance and other technology and business requirements to determine workload placement. Some legacy applications can be migrated to Software-as-a-Service solutions, while others may need to be hosted in co-location facilities. For example, emerging distributed cloud services can prove to be a good option because they allow running applications and data from geographically dispersed sites at the network edge.

How can enterprises enhance customer experience by managing workload placement?

Digital usage has skyrocketed at organizational and industrial levels. Many businesses adopted digital transformation quickly and embraced the work-from-home culture. A hybrid cloud is the intersection of an off-premises, hyperscale cloud service and a privatized IT infrastructure that you run as a cloud. A Hybrid model is here to stay; businesses must adapt and cope with the transformation while preserving productivity and raising engagement levels. Rising remote workforce needs a model that differs from traditional systems for easy collaboration of remote and on-premise employees. Hybrid workplace allows remote staff to continue to operate seamlessly. Employees feel independent and competent in executing their responsibilities with less room for micro-management. Real-time collaboration allows teams to work closely from home and office thus significantly increasing their productivity and commitment. Businesses can now opt for remote working instead of letting employees commute to the office for daily operations

What is the Role of Hyper scale Data centers in reshaping India’s IT landscape?

With increased usage and more dependability on IT infrastructure everything is scaling and becoming ‘Hyper’. And, as a result of their massive size, they impose significant environmental costs. Data centers are now attempting to operate on renewable energy to optimize their resource utilization and reduce environmental impacts. The trend will continue, and we will be seeing more and more innovation in sustainable components with improved efficiency. A Hyperscale Data Center is a huge warehouse-like structure having its own servers, routers, storage system, powerhouse, and networks. This is generally used for big data and cloud-based applications. With ever increasing demand for data, hyperscale data centers are expected to grow at an exponential rate in the next decade. Many industries that previously had no or limited access to the IT infrastructure are now moving towards the cloud-based system, primarily triggered by remote working requirements. These Hyperscale Data Centers offer unique ways of energy efficiency and functionality that will make them the preferred choice of facility for most companies.

How can enterprises normalize wide adoption of cloud-based data centers?

The pandemic has changed the global working model. Organisations have adopted hybrid work culture and as a result, companies are shifting to cloud-based data centers. Innovation, efficiency, and sustainability will be the driving force behind any data center technology going forward. Cloud servers, imply that you are using someone else’s resources, whereby the provider ensures quality and maintenance of the system, ensuring better resource optimization. In cloud-based data centers, the data is remotely stored, managed, and backed up on a regular basis. Quality service providers offer the option of securely transmitting data and receiving them via a public network. At any given time, files and documents stored online can be accessed from anywhere. Building a data center from scratch requires a huge Capex and time. Cloud-based systems enable seamless customization and scalability

There is a massive need for IT leaders to plan for unpredictable situations of the future as the third wave is going to hit very soon. Your view points.

IT road-mapping always comes with a level of unpredictability. It is the nature of the fast-evolving, competitive era we now live in. To stay competitive and sustain business despite the challenges, IT leaders need the ability to acquire and deploy technology when they need it. Not when their budget cycles allow, which come about every 3-5 years. The best option is to consume technology through a service-centric consumption model and pay only for what you use and when you use it. This flexible IT consumption model will be ideal for IT leaders in today’s time when business and technology needs are constantly evolving. Businesses also need to deploy a network architecture that enables operational efficiencies and is flexible enough. IT staff are inundated with management tools, dashboards, and a slew of ad hoc technologies that often may not align. Therefore, they need a resilient network architecture. And lastly, IT leaders need a reliable partner who can leverage the most flexible IT consumption model and network architecture for sustaining business and reducing risk in a constantly changing and uncertain market.

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