Big Data is not new to business today and there are several disruptive technologies that contribute heavily to this phenomenon. The biggest contributors are cloud computing, social media engagement and the need for mobility of business procedures.

Challenges and Solutions for Big DataBut according to Donna Taylor, research director of data center storage in Europe for IDC, the rising importance is a growing concern for facility managers and the business as a whole. With bigger volumes of data comes the need for bigger storage facilities. Compounding that need creates the need for tighter security measures and more streamlined disaster recovery mechanisms.

The global economy is still not looking good and according to Datacenter Dynamics Intelligence, this is a time when business managers are willing to take risks in terms of their facilities as they look for ways to operate their business within tight budget restraints. However, the risk they are willing to take includes reducing data center facility space, which brings about new challenges. Server virtualization is nearing its saturation point in many businesses.

So far, the solutions proposed include moving from tape backup to solid state storage medium so that access and storage becomes more efficient and, on a comparative scale, SSD is less expensive as well.

Big Data analysis and processing is definitely going to create new challenges in the near future and IT managers need to sharpen their skills to tackle them effectively. But when there are people out there who can help you solve these problems without the fear of risk and downtime, shouldn’t you be consulting them now? Our engineers at Lifeline Data Center can become your data’s lifeline for these imposing challenges thrown up by Big Data. Visit our website to know more.

Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.