William Gibson once said “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed “, but now with the help of technology it is easier to distribute the future. Well, this post is all about how to predict the future? Continue reading
In my last blog How to predict future I promised to give you more digital fortune-telling in my upcoming blo
gs; so here I am giving you some practical suggestions on how you could get better insights on future trends that will affect you and your career. We will stickto the three step process that we used in the last blog The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed : 1) Collect 2) Analyse and 3) Visualize Continue reading
Future is not about big data centers or complex data centers, it is about simplicity. Let’s take a look whats shaping the future of data center. At the end of this post you will have infographics on a) Global Data Center Survey and b) State of the Data Center, the growth and the growing importance of Data Center.
Speed ( Network )
Data centers are becoming heavily virtualized and increasing demand of video content is making 10GbE not fast enough for toda’s Data Centers. You can expect 10GbE connections between servers within the same rack and 40GbE from rack switch to the core network switch or router or edge router.
SDN ( Software Defined Networks )
Your IT guys can quickly provision new servers and new storage but what about network as that’s not easy today, because each server they create they need to manage network address, firewall settings and some other network parameters based on the organization network and security policies. Its tough job to automate network scalability, reliability and security. Openflow enables you to control the behavior of your network devices. Additionally openflow creates a common networking platform and you don’t have a lock-in.
Sustainability ( Green )
Not surprising at all that the power consumption used in data centers is more costly than the cost of the hardware during its life time. Additionally organizations are facing increasingly pressure due to environmental implications of running these data centers, and regulatory requirements are increasing every year. You will see more or solar and bio-fuel, heat from servers can be used to power chillers that cool the water to be used in data centers. Using tools to monitor all data center resources will get more popular.
The kind of issues we today in Data Centers will drive most of the innovations in the future. Here is a current survey done on Data Center issues.
Some of the best information that can captured graphically is here:-
The management of this complexity falls on the ecosystem of technology providers — from enterprise IT shops to cloud service providers to device manufacturers — and the ease with which pieces fit together and flex around unforeseen scenarios. The task of enterprise leaders is to hide complexity under a layer of simplicity. Continue reading
Web technologies and social media have opened the door to a new world of idea generation and collaborative environments. Governments and organizations all over the world have started using crowdsourcing to shorten time-to-market for new projects or to improve service levels. There is already a reservoir of community talent that can be tapped into inexpensively by most organizations, but not many companies are using social media to interact directly with their customers in order to influence product creation, design or strategy — as suggested by Forrester Research. Continue reading
Imagine if all the information on the web were presented in a way that might be understood by machines as well as people. Humans can always figure out what to do with the information, but in the Semantic Web, even computers can manipulate information. With so many online discussions, bookmarks, microblogs and annotations connecting us to others, the Web is slowly becoming a collection of data silos. Continue reading
Did i ask the right question? What is the business of the future? or should i ask What is the future of the business? It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous is a quote from the mathematician/philosopher Alfred Whitehead. But what he was trying to say is very clear now, it is not dangerous because future businesses are going to be put us in danger. It is dangerous for people who are not getting this changing equation or have absolutely no idea what its going to be like. Continue reading
Are we moving from LifeCycle thing to FastCycle thing? The race is ON. Trains running at 575km/h in China. China’s Tianhe-1A super computer can perform over 2.5 thousand trillion floating point operations per second. How fast is your life running these days? Is that a right question? Continue reading