Posted By Bill Kleyman On December 17, 2013 @ 9:00 am In Robotics | No Comments
This week Data Center Knowledge presents a three-part series on data center automation and the potential role of robotics.
There’s an interesting conversation taking place that revolves around automation, robotics and the future of the data center. We helped jump-start the discussion in May with The Robot-Driven Data Center of Tomorrow , and this week we’re going to look at what’s happening in the world of data center automation  and how robotics may make an impact.
Data centers will only become more critical overcoming years. As more users utilize content delivered directly from cloud resources – the data center will need to be able to handle the influx of new demands. This means creating efficiencies at all levels within the data center. And so, we’re seeing automation happen within the modern infrastructure at two layers:Logical and Physical Automation.
At the logical layer, this level of automation and orchestration will continue to advance. More logical systems are becoming interconnected as the resources they utilize are becoming much more streamlined and efficient. This means that intelligent APIs  are removing the amount of hops that applications and data have to take to get to necessary resources for optimal operation.
To paint an even clearer picture, according to Gartner Research , 80 percent of mission-critical outages through 2015 will be caused by people and process issues, and more than 50 percent of those outages will be caused by change/configuration/release integration and handoff issues.
In addition, poorly controlled and managed change is responsible for approximately 80% of all unplanned outages and incidents. Panduit Industrial Automation Advisory Services  works to help address these issues by examining your current environment and providing recommendations for optimization around efficiency and automation. Further automation technologies help align data center power, cooling, environmental, and overall management all together to create one intelligent control layer.
The data center model is going to continue to advance quickly. More systems and users will be placed inside of the data center environment and even more data will be traversing these systems. The current trends around data center utilization are all showing direct growth.
According to the latest Cisco Cloud Index Report , “the amount of data center traffic is already 2.6 zettabytes per year-and by 2017 will triple to reach 7.7 zettabytes per year.” The report goes on to state that, “Cloud traffic will represent 69 percent of total data center traffic by 2017. Significant promoters of cloud traffic growth are the rapid adoption of and migration to cloud architectures, along with the ability of cloud data centers to handle significantly higher traffic loads. Cloud data centers support increased virtualization, standardization, and automation. These factors lead to increased performance, as well as higher capacity and throughput.”
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URLs in this post:
 The Robot-Driven Data Center of Tomorrow: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2013/05/22/the-data-center-of-tomorrow-totally-lights-out-within-5-years/
 data center automation: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2013/06/06/cloud-computing-drives-data-center-automation/
 APIs: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2013/09/27/the-growing-importance-of-the-modern-cloud-api/
 Panduit launched: http://www.panduit.com/wcs/Satellite?c=pg_Content_C&childpagename=Panduit_Global%2FPG_Layout&cid=1345573016546&packedargs=locale%3Den_us&pagename=PG_Wrapper
 Gartner Research: http://img2.insight.com/graphics/no/info2/insight_art6.pdf
 Cisco Cloud Index Report: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns341/ns525/ns537/ns705/ns1175/Cloud_Index_White_Paper.html
 Bill Kleyman: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/bkleyman/
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