Digital vs. Physical Data Center Relocations

The divide between digital and physical data centers closes soon. Innovation sparks the process where the two can eclipse. This will create new options, which are detailed below. 

Your business needs to take the present moment to develop leads to options that work based on your business’ relevance. This includes provisions for better cost planning and better information security.  Provided below is a recent breaking options report. Determine whether a physical data center or a digital option is right for you. Learn to balance the seam where a hybrid becomes the ideal. We made these determinations based on near-future investable innovations and common existing models.

Physical relocation costs are driven by saturation

Already have a data center setup? If you are considering a relocation, you will need to factor the transition expenses. Reflect your needs on the below developments. In some cases, relocation may actually be a cheaper alternative to what you’ve got. 

Opportunities and criteria for the digital choice

Take the saturation and demand for data centers in Chicago for example. The demand has spiked so high, there are fears Illinois can’t meet demands. This will likely be a cost-driver for using an Illinois based data center. In this case, relocating data to the cloud or to another geolocation center may be more cost-efficient. 

Don’t jump ship without careful planning. Some speculation states that this saturation can also be a driver for alternative system providers to reduce costs. In this case, going digital or upgrading existing digital may save you situational cash. 

Cloud vs. Colocation: Choose for your culture

The choice between Cloud convergence or choosing a center may not always be a black and white endeavor. The competition between the IT and center cultures is immense, immersive and completely justified on both sides of the argument.  Because of this, you will need to make your decisions based on other need factors from your company’s unique culture. Watch closely so that you don’t get sucked into the debate and off your individual course. 

Note to your finance department

Considering the above, the ultimate definer for your business will come from cost-efficiency. While many innovations have rapid access, the exact price modification is too far out to determine in whole value numbers. We have provided forecast estimates based on the market valuation of recent innovation countered with the existing compound cost of common options.

Currently, physical data center subscription costs are priced at 3,600 USD per annum. 

Digital modems are commonly priced by the amount of TBs purchased. They vary between 9 to 37 dollars per TB per month. 

When a hybrid is ideal

Because many data center costs are complex, it may work to your advantage to seek hybrid alternatives. The hybrid scale can drive cost disruption that will yield a better grasp on operations. We find this especially useful to those who stand at the intersection of edge computing, IoT, and tangible device proposals.  To cite Data Center Frontier, smart markets are mixing the old and new. They are creating a lucrative landscape for these innovations to launch in. This landscape will ultimately require data centers. That makes access to them a must no matter what modem the business chooses to finance.

Note to your IT department

Commonly cellular call centers will cohabitate the same center as VOIP installments. When data implementation is lacking, the center will refer to IP connection. In that knowledge, we’ve also taken a look at WiFi specs surrounding recent data center case developments. We have based these determinations on data center cost fail-safes.

Note on sustainability 

Data centers use a massive amount of power. While this is one of the necessary effects of colocation, it can cause public debates about sustainability. The cost implication of these debates will raise concerns for the relocation process. If you are relocating to a data facility, you will need to set an investment watch in place for simultaneous sustainability compliance. 

Made public as recently as July 31, 2018, a Google commissioned patent detailed a device that will use data center energy discharge to recirculate new energy for the center. It will be worth your time to make a note of that development. 

Enter the hybrid stage

Physical devices are reflecting with a heavy hand on digital mobility. Vice versa is apparent. At this point in the game, building a hybrid option is your vantage point if you have any interests in automation, IoT and/or AI. Like anything, a fulcrum of definable balance will need to be instituted. Should you lean harder on physical or harder on digital? The rubrics of your institution determine which investment impacts the heaviest. 

Know your tool capacity

 Your IT needs will vary on more than the premise of staff and facility. You will also need to factor in the strength of the tools you use. If your data requirements far exceed the norm because of the selected technology, certain data center controls may need an upgrade. Conversely, you may need to make better use of existing models to detract from vampire data use or data voids.

You should employ a capacity test before making purchase selections in the data scape. Yet, capacity testing tools have a history of inaccuracy. The strongest investment you will make in the actual IT department then is testing mechanisms that reflect in real-time on use/cost. 

Understanding data default risks

Recently the Young Entrepreneur’s Council investigated the potential security risk of default data storage via a digital cloud center service. Not only can this add phantom costs, but also it can set the stage for potential personal safety hazards. Audit your tools to determine how much data sits in a storage vacuum unused or unchecked. In this event, make certain that you don’t store crucial information in personal databases where the vacuum could be easily exploited. 

The money in capacity gauging 

Capacity-planning tools are thankfully also constantly innovated. As recently as June 7, 2018, the public was notified of integrated capacity/architecture tools.  These devices have been proposed by International Business Machines Corporation, a patent filed as early as January 31, 2018. They are self-described as including oversubscription factors. The distance between production and market access is closing. With a company that has such mainstream influence as IBM, one can surely trust that these tools will be rapidly market-ready. 

TechTarget elaborates in capacity oversubscription as cited in the following. Oversubscription is the act of connecting multiple devices of different capacity to the same switch port. The consensus here is that oversubscription makes great financial and technical sense.  Saving money by foregoing multiple switch port installations is a good cost diverter for data expenses. 

TechTarget goes on to enunciate the importance for evenly distributed storage provisioning. For that, you should invest in better storage capacity tools. Keep your eye on the prize of these recent developments. 

How recent innovation reflects

On July 17, 2018, a US patent was officially released to the public records. This patent provided details for a device that would control flexible data rack allocation. Described in detail, the patent moves forward a method of installing rack computer setups along the natural grain of infrastructure. 

The ultimate purpose of this device is to act as the median between a data center and a conference call. Using weight technology, the device will pull together participant factors of the data technology to select a connection from a “plurality of data centers”. 

For the marketplace, devices with this capacity are not a new idea, but they hold great promise. If the composition of an IT system can be updated to connect with multiple data centers, then the need for the physical center becomes more versatile. This drives a stronger argument for the hybrid data center allocation plan.

Most current release in device option

At the patent office, we follow up with another device that was made public as of today, July 31, 2018. This development follows up the two key factors we have mentioned above. With this innovation, an initial data center will be selected to host a conference call. The selection can be made by the geographical location of the participating callers. This choice will typically stem from the centroid that is closest to the participants. Then, a centroid device will effectively calculate distances. 

The purpose of the device is to improve the effectiveness of the call by calculating the effectual distance and the weight distance for each caller.  This happens in real-time, working either before or during the officiated call. 

The micro-center effect

Backstage the buzzing data center debate, the micro-data center is a market gaining intense momentum. Just as the cell phone empowered office mobility and rendered landlines almost obsolete, facts point to the micro portability of data centers nullifying the physical/digital debate. 

Estimating the cost efficiency of the micro-center effect

Emerging from the science of a closing locale, the micro center rises to the market demand occasion. We were able to retrieve information as recently as this week that detailed the path of MCD in the box devices. These devices were proposed to the official registry as early as July 2015. Within the space of two years, we’ve gathered enough momentum to now estimate an implementation cost.  There is now a report available for the 2017-2022 market value of micro-data center technology. This marketplace is expected to grow by roughly 22% within that time frame. With a gross estimate of XX million, we can use budget estimate mathematics to estimate the eventual sales cost of individual units.

Bracing for cost impact

All in all, these devices are hot off the assembly line. They will make the future forecast for IT system investment lean in the direction of adopting effective centroid-seeking devices and higher-powered WiFi to backup mediate. Budgeting will reflect these developments. 

Current budget sources are the problem, as some developments perhaps should have been prepared for years ago. Still, a majority of companies struggle to adapt at the same speed as innovation does. With internet science, this can double the cost of an IT system upgrade. 

Your agency needs a real-time cost splitter. One that can effectively get you on your feet in the race with better-informed competitors. 

Cost reduction planning

Using those databases at free disposal, a company has some leeway when planning cost reduction. We advise you to create a spending profile initially. From that profile, document the current cost you are paying for data center connection. Make a note of current installment costs for innovations that match those we have described above. From this profile, you will be able to log a constant chronicle of data center connection costs. This will give you an exact idea of your spending and the rate that spending increases when using the same products. You’re going to solve for the unknown, from this point. 

Adjusting per industry 

Your data capacity requirements will be strongly influenced by your industry. Keep a frequent check on the specs for your industry. Again, you should consider creating a spending profile for your business. You should plug into your profile a subsection that uniquely identifies the data need for your industry. For example, a  computer development company will need a shorter latency than an online retailer in most cases.

Recent news drivers of demand disruption

Note especially disruption in your field. For example, medical data collection has recently come under intensive fire. The U.S. Attorney’s Office recently released to public records a prosecution statement from New Jersey. Data recently made available the stats on 5 people responsible for a 15M dollar tax fraud/oxycodone trade scheme. This report can be viewed here.  Within the same time frame, 601 other individuals came under charges for a fraud scheme that lost medical companies 2B dollars in net worth. This was the direct result of the largest healthcare anti-fraud enforcement act in U.S. History. You may read further info on that here. 

While this development provides a hopeful prospect for medical company asset protection, it creates some disruption for legitimate care recipients. This action stimulates a marketplace for better data use in healthcare prescriptions, but it also increases the demand for data precision. Which puts healthcare companies in a higher demand bracket than before for data capacity. Now they will need enough to evaluate forensically to keep up with government regulation while also maintaining satisfactory results for private practice patients. See this review on Huffington Post. 

Keep following affordability

As with everything else, following the liquid finance surrounding data processing will give your business the competitive edge it needs in this field. Well-funded, well-researched data options will give you a healthier revenue for the long haul. When it comes to data location options, keep following the affordability. Where efficiency is, there are eventually smooth business operations.