Managing the IT Infrastructure Balance Point for Improved Performance and Efficiency
This IDC study provides infrastructure and datacenter managers with guidance on how to best harness emerging and existing storage technologies to create IT infrastructures that can meet evolving business requirements and environmental conditions efficiently. This study introduces the concept of the IT infrastructure balance point, explores its relation to performance and efficiency, and discusses how the balance of the major components of that infrastructure — compute, storage, networking, and applications — should be evolved over time in the new era of 3rd Platform computing.
"Storage administrators may already use an intuitive feel for how to configure their virtual infrastructure for the highest performance in their given environment, but the concepts of infrastructure density and evolving balance points that result in optimum efficiency provide a framework that makes this easier," said Eric Burgener, research director, Storage at IDC. "As your IT infrastructure evolves and you upgrade server, storage, and network components to new technology generations, keep in mind the relationship between infrastructure balance and efficiency. Use that as a planning concept to help determine when you need to move to next-generation technologies in servers, storage controllers and internal array bandwidths, denser flash drives, higher-performance networking connections, and new application architectures."Please Note: Extended description available upon request.
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