Premium Content

Access "Despite IT wishes, scale out architecture growing in data centers "

Bob Plankers, Contributor Published: 01 Feb 2013

Lately I’ve noticed that IT trends within an organization and IT trends within a data center are like classical mechanics and quantum mechanics, respectively. If it’s been a while since your last physics course, classical mechanics govern the motion of large objects. However, once the object gets small enough—like to the size of an atom—all the rules change. Those new rules are quantum mechanics. Data centers are like that, too. Outside a data center, IT departments preach consolidation and centralization. They push data and processing back into the data center with virtualization and cloud computing. They even push the desktops into the data center with virtual desktop infrastructure. But within a data center, the trend is the opposite. Applications and systems that scale up with a “Just throw hardware at it” approach are yielding to those that scale out. The result is a swarm of smaller machines working together versus a monolith, or local disk arrays orchestrated by software to provide the services of a more traditional centralized array. Decentralization... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Liquid immersion cooling surfaces in the server market
    MI_1014.png
    E-Zine

    Liquid immersion cooling is still a very cutting-edge technology practice, but its possibilities are enticing. Liquid cools servers more efficiently ...

  • Cloud migration confidential
    MI_0914.png
    E-Zine

    Any cloud migration strategy will likely start with a good dose of preparation, say experts in the cover story for the September issue of Modern ...

  • DevOps tools for workload management
    devops_tools_workload.png
    E-Handbook

    Workload automation and streamlined management are essential to support fast-changing business applications and a hybrid or private cloud computing ...