Why You Might Need To Invest In Data Center Modernization in [2023]

calendar iconFebruary 24, 2021

Datacenter modernization is one of the most critical processes enterprises undergo to keep pace with modern times.

It is a complex process that requires businesses to re-think operational and organizational changes according to the evolving trends in their industries, all in an effort to align their operations with their business goals.

That’s why the data center industry is developing at a breakneck 12% annual growth rate in Egypt, and it has already had quite an impact on the local business landscape. In fact, a local telecom business recently started a $400 million data center investment in Egypt.

However, despite such stellar growth, many organizations are still struggling to thrive, and their outdated data centers might be to blame.

That’s because yesterday’s infrastructure is of no help when sustaining businesses in 2021 – making the up-gradation of older systems vital for their survival.

Remove Performance Bottlenecks With A Modern DataCentre

The immediate demands of the modern consumer mandate that businesses do their best to keep up. The business environment is in a state of flux because of rising customer demands, and enterprises are forced to alter the way they manage the business as usual.

And where are these changes felt the most?

Their IT Infrastructure.

New challenges like Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), virtual teams, mobile employees as well as the need to balance between cloud and edge technologies can paralyze a business if it isn’t paying attention.

Since innovation is a welcome by-product of this development, data center modernization brings agility to business processes helping make businesses more responsive, so they react to consumer demands and fulfill them faster and more efficiently.

Banks are a prime example of how data center modernization is empowering enterprises with moreagility.

But that’s just the start – the Middle East is ripe for data center modernization, and here are a few reasons why you might want to invest early:

Fewer Management Complexities

Management-related complications can be reduced by eliminating profile decisions – this includes every aspect of company management, such as procurement, security, and internal culture management.

The inability to overcome management complexities is a road-block towards company goals and a prevalent problem for most enterprises. Without modern data centers, storage, hardware, software, and data management can become a nightmare.

This reduces a company’s ability to scale, and decreases its organizational efficiency, thereby affecting overall productivity.

Data center modernization offers seamless integration between teams and their managers, helping the latter make better decisions by understanding the workflow.

Better Workload Segmentation

Since software performance is virtualized, the human workflow must be appropriately managed to ensure the workforce understands the company’s long-term goals.

This visibility is provided by an up-to-date data center, giving businesses the power to take control of the workforce, manage day-to-day tasks and compile data for more fruitful results.

The trouble is that workload segmentation can sometimes become exceedingly complicated for companies, resulting in excessive time consumption and overutilization of resources.

Datacenter modernization addresses these issues by dividing the workload into sections and then implements agile principles to help achieve milestones.

Thus, with a hybrid strategy, work management is more streamlined and facilitation managers can take control of the most overlooked aspect of employee performance –policies and rewards.

This ensures that all teams work in tandem with the managers to help distribute the workload efficiently by integrating software when delivering completed projects and achieving milestones.

Offload CPU Performance & Storage

Businesses that aim to reduce performance bottlenecks should start by offloading CPU performance and saving storage for future use. This could mean optimization of hardware through P4 programmable switches, FPGAs and SmartNICs.

It might also be a good idea to add free, open-source software with AI technology that is optimized for handling complicated computational tasks. Nowadays, software is not only self-reliant; it is self-healing and self-monitoring for added security and robust experiences.

Reduced IT Burden

A crucial aspect of effectively removing performancebottlenecks is to reduce the burden on IT.

Cloud-ready technology and consolidated data-centers across the globe streamline data, making it more accessible than before.

At its core, data management is about preserving and allowing data to be accessible to owners anywhere and anytime while protecting them against internal and external security loopholes.

With backup, recovery, and accessibility sorted, itis easier for companies to gain access and allow data-sharing at their discretion.

In Conclusion

As the demands for innovative data centers increase, investments have already started pouring in from across the Middle East and Africa.

Companies increasingly realize that investment indata center modernization is not an ‘if’, but a matterof ‘when.’

Staying current with innovation in data center tech will help businesses boost revenues, cut down costs and even renovate their existing infrastructure to ensure greater efficiency and reliability.

And if a company’s data infrastructure is not up todate, it will struggle to exist and cope with thecompetition