Standalone Servers and Other Things in a 2010 Data Center

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Feb 26, 2010


While the data center of tomorrow will look different from today's rack-filled halls, a number of things will not change. Manek Dubash at ZDNet.UK takes a look at 10 things you are unlikely to see in the data center over the next 12 months.


The data center of tomorrow will look different from today's rack-filled halls.

"7. Standalone servers: Say goodbye to the last of those tower cases, probably owned by test and development, sitting in a couple of random racks at the back of the data centre. They are going away.

"Not because they are not very energy-efficient — they probably aren't, but they are likely to be low-powered and few in number — but because it makes much more sense now virtual machines (VMs) are so easy.

"Industry analysts are ahead of the game and are predicting the advent of unified integrated systems, complete with virtualized architectures. With those systems likely to represent a big upheaval in many data centres, the odds of getting past the pilot stage in 2010 are not high."

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