Technology Selection: The Government Datacenter of the Future
|Authors:||Shawn P. McCarthy, Richard L. Villars|
|Document Type||Technology Selection|
|Number of Pages||30|
|Number of Figures||9|
This IDC Government Insights report discusses government datacenters that are undergoing a once-in-a-generation shift, triggered by the rapid emergence of several key IT disrupters, ranging from growth of mobile devices to the rise of quality cloud services. A separate set of catalysts have come from government organizations such as the Federal CIO Council, which has set specific targets for system consolidation and movement toward cloud services. This document looks at how datacenter buildings are migrating toward locations where real estate prices and the costs of electricity are lower, with systems designed to maximize passive cooling and heating and equipped with new types of modular, hot-swappable hardware.
"The end result will be fewer dedicated government datacenters," said Shawn P. McCarthy, research director for IDC Government Insights. "But the remaining facilities will be quite large, serving multiple customers."
Data-replication services, Disaster recovery, Disk storage, Disk-based data protection, Failover and failback, Fibre Channel, FCoE, iSCSI SANs, Infrastructure as a service, Integration and process automation middleware, Networks, Operating systems and subsystems, Routers, Server virtualization, Storage systems, Tape storage, Virtualized server