Data has become the most valuable intellectual property for any company and its inherent value will only grow in the years ahead. Operations, procedures, production, and supply are now so important that choices made about how it is stored, exchanged, and processed will determine the quality and durability of a company’s operations. Around the globe, more than 2.5 Quintillion bytes of data are generated daily. India alone is expected to generate 2.3 million petabytes of digital data by 2020 and is rising at a much faster pace than the world average.

The new data centers now provide converged infrastructure, and the trend is going more towards hyper-convergence. This has brought many benefits to Data Center operations and has also addressed issues that had previously plagued businesses. For example, the risk of hardware failure plagues companies with the risk of data loss, and the struggle to restore their infrastructure. The process of running a Data Center is structured by converged infrastructures; with a single interface used for network management, the organization is more efficient in streamlining the operating processes and keeping the data secure on the cloud.

Although operations consolidation by convergence facilitates management, most servers are still siloed, and that’s where hyper-convergence plays its magic. Hyper-converged data centers are data centers identified by software and are often called smart data centers. We use virtualization to integrate all operating layers into a single unit, including computing, networking, and storage. All are now on the same server with hyper-convergence that offers enhanced efficiencies, decreased costs, and greater control over Data Center components.

Rethink information infrastructure, replace proprietary servers with cloud services. You will now need far less room in a captive Data Center to store the same amount of data you needed. Welcome to the Controlled Colocation Model!

Data center solution providers offer colocation services (or Colo) to improve the customer experience. These are operated by a hybrid cloud, offering specialized services to their customers. A collocation is a position where companies have more leverage of their private networks, and they may also be closer to their customers with greater access to the public cloud.

UnitedLayer offers a premier Tier-3 data center facility where you can deploy and manage your existing hardware while still maintaining the level of access, control, and security of a data center that resides entirely on your premises. UnitedLayer provides Colocation facilities from one of San Francisco’s biggest data centers located at 200 Paul Ave. It is the only data center built on solid bedrock in San Francisco. This location serves many providers of engineering, technology, and internet services, and is the leading data center for the Bay Area and colocation in San Francisco. We have exceptionally low latency connectivity to all clouds, corporate data centers, and edge locations with over 300+ carriers at our interconnection facilities and direct access to over 3000 carriers. 

There will of course be many more avenues for data centers to move forward in the coming years. Some of the developments to be predicted are just changes in the way things are done right now, which is inevitable. Data centers, for example, will continue to incorporate modern technologies with equipment such as server racks, shelves, rails, etc. Nonetheless, in entirely new developments that actually do not exist today and are uncertain, the greatest improvements are likely to be the. That’s why it’s so important that everybody keeps up with the latest technical developments and inventions.

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