Can you explain the main challenges involved in designing and deploying the datacenter? What is your advice in terms of tackling these challenges?
The key challenges revolve around integrated designs that optimize all design criteria while successfully meeting the constraints. As we discussed earlier, the integrated design approach needs to cut across traditional silos and address all elements of the logical systems infrastructure as well as the physical infrastructure.
The ability to optimize power and cooling capacity and costs, space utilization, speed and performance enhancements through the integrated design is a complex task. This needs to be done while maximizing the technical systems performance, ensuring high availability, increasing efficiency and reducing costs. This becomes more challenging as customers embrace consolidation, virtualization, automation and cloud computing paradigms to improve the efficiency of the infrastructure.
We address these challenges with physical and logical reference architectures that support business and application needs. The rapid pace of technological system evolution, together with the heterogeneous nature of the infrastructure environment, imposes significant demands that need to be satisfied. Our approach helps to bring together disparate teams and enable them to have an aligned conversation that enables optimization of the infrastructure across the datacenter lifecycle.