February 22, 2024

Tips to Build a Modern Data Centre

IT, as we see it today, has taken great strides in almost every sector of the world economies. Technology has become the center of all business practices. However, the requirements of all businesses differ from one another as per their business models and infrastructure. As a result, the demand for data centre architects has increased exponentially! 

The primary roles of a data centre architect include, analysis of the data infrastructure of an organization, planning future databases and coming up with solutions to manage data for the business and users. 

Designing a data centre requires superior skills and knowledge that an architect must possess. Let us take a look at a few steps to design a data centre successfully.

  • Going modular

We all know technology is ever evolving. So, with newer versions of every tech product each year, it becomes difficult to keep up with the new tech. This may often lead to incompatible frameworks across networks and servers. This is why a lot of data centre architects choose modular designs that offer simplicity and flexibility to the enterprise, allowing IT architects to add and remove building blocks as required.

  • Storage convergence

Several IT architects opt for converged data centre infrastructure as it makes use of resources optimally, and is hence, economical. Here, instead of separate devices for storage and computation, functions can be combined into one appliance. Then, the data centre is built with one resource tier, consisting of all the server and storage resources needed to power any workload.

  • Commodity hardware

Upgrading data centre hardware leads to an expensive cycle that traditional enterprises get caught in. They replace the hardware every 3-5 years with newer and more expensive equipment. A distributed software layer can easily abstract all resources across a cluster of commodity nodes and delivers capacity that can surpass remarkably powerful approaches. 

  • Breaking down silos

Formation of technology silos is a result of intricacies and functionality of data centres, with each managed by a team of specialists. Combined appliances can efficiently tackle this issue as you don’t need a special team to attend each and every silo. Integration of tech into a single unit reduces the load on specialists as well. 

A data centre architect must stay on top of every new addition in order to tend to the growing user needs and issues. Modern data center demands effective strategies for creating efficient infrastructure. This is where Stendel + Reich data center architecture projects boast accountability and scalability and are effectively flexible.