IT News - Operations

Companies are putting more compute into less data-center space and shifting some workloads away from the cloud

"The cloud will not kill the data center, but it will transform it," opines Andy Patrizio in Networkworld. "That's one of the takeaways from the 2020 State of the Data Center report from AFCOM, the industry association for data center professionals.

In the near term, construction will slow way down, which aligns with what IDC analyst Rick Villars told me about data center construction slowing after a big buildout. More than 60% of respondents to the AFCOM report said they have no plans to build a new facility in the next 12 months, although 53% said they'll have at least one data center in the works over the next 36 months..."

After the initial rush, IT admins are now faced with how to keep remote work going

Mike Gleason writes in SearchEnterpriseDesktop, "Some states are reopening their economies, but it may take more time before employees are comfortable returning to the office -- leaving IT with the task of figuring out how to make remote work continue.

Given the swift work-from-home orders states enacted to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, IT administrators used whatever means necessary to get employees connected to company applications and data. Now that the initial wave is over, IT admins will have the opportunity to take stock of their remote work needs and build a remote work strategy that addresses the ways to best meet them..."

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