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Next generation data centres dominate discussion at IDC road show

By Emeka Aginam

DELL EMC has championed a discourse on the importance of next generation data center at IDC Roadshow 2017 event. While delivering a presentation titled Modernize Automate Transform at the event that had over 80 participants ranging from IT directors and managers, storage managers, DR and BC Managers, and Technical Managers in attendance.

Ehidiamen Obodeh, Senior Architect at Dell EMC West Africa noted that technology is advancing at an exponential rate and changing how we work and live and it is the engine of human progress, adding that, the new digital era is really a fourth industrial revolution, creating a world where everything is connected – a source of greater data and insight. “Big data is disrupting and transforming businesses in the 21st century and no business can afford to be left behind.

“In order to transform and succeed as a digital business, an organization must modernize, automate, and transform its IT infrastructure. Dell EMC is helping organizations to simplify IT, solve business challenges as well as gain the agility and scalability to support their organization’s long-term strategy through its future-ready, standard-based data center solutions,” Obodeh said.

Meanwhile, the enterprise infrastructure market in the Middle East and Africa is gradually maturing into more efficient, consolidated, manageable and cloud enabled infrastructures. Digital transformation initiatives across enterprises in the region along with the adoption of third platform technologies like cloud, mobility, social business and big data/analytics, is reshaping the data center and creating a necessity for organizations to reassess their datacenter architecture.

Datacentre continues to evolve with the business demands and technology enhancements. IDC’s assessment of key datacentre technology markets shows a shifting trend within these technologies along with a move to newer consolidated systems. Ultimately, for cloud to become a reality, datacentres have to evolve and become more agile, enabling architectures.

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