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Data Center Considerations for the Cloud


As I have mentioned in previous musings, I believe, especially with the advent and adoption of the cloud, that connectivity is back to the forefront of data center selection. (http://www.databank.com/company/rss/tech-blog/data_center_networks.html)

In a recent article, Bill Kleyman with Data Center Knowledge does a nice job of pointing out four key cloud considerations for data center managers.
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2013/08/21/4-key-cloud-considerations-for-modern-managers

Bill writes, "...with the evolution of the cloud platform, it's a good time to look at a few considerations when working with the modern cloud...four major considerations must still be addressed by many data center and IT managers.

  • Data migration and control.
  • Application compatibility in the cloud.
  • Working with the right cloud model.
  • Cloud computing is, at a high-level, just the transmission of data over the Wide Area Network or the Internet. "

Of the four he lists, The Wizard wants to focus on one. You got it! Connectivity.

I love that statement, "Cloud computing is, at a high-level, just the transmission of data over the Wide Area Network or the Internet."

Sure it's an oversimplification, but it is accurate, nonetheless. For cloud to live up to its fullest potential, data has to move seamlessly about, delivering applications at higher speeds and availability levels than ever.

Bill goes on to say, "One of the biggest challenges around the cloud is the understanding of how the WAN and bandwidth plays a role. When designing a cloud solution, remember the following:
  • Number of users connecting - concurrently.
  • Number of applications, desktops or workloads residing in the cloud.
  • The amount of traffic to be pushed through the WAN - whether private or public.
  • Distance that the data has to travel. WAN optimization may have to be an option."

Does your data center provider even understand this stuff? Or do you live in a "We give you cold air and UPS, connectivity is all on you" data center?

If you assume, like many real estate-centric data center providers, that connectivity is the problem of the consumer, then disregard everything Bill says. Because who cares about stuff like 'concurrent sessions'? They sell cold air.


The Wizard
thewizard@databank.com
Twitter - @DataBankWizard

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