New white paper released by IDC to redefine all-flash data centers


A new white paper released by International Data Corporation (IDC) and sponsored by Huawei is the industry’s first to redefine the all-flash data center in terms of storage, computing, and networks. The paper, titled ‘Moving Towards an All-Flash Data Center Era to Accelerate Digital Transformation,’ serves as a critical reference and guide for businesses wanting to digitally transform, with the goal of encouraging the building and development of all-flash data centres across all industries.

As the region progresses toward an intelligent era, data centre transformation and innovation are unavoidable developments. More firms are investing in novel technologies that span data innovation, real-time agility, energy efficiency, reliability, and intelligent management as their enterprise IT systems continue to be upgraded. These characteristics represent new trends for future-oriented, long-term data centres.

The white paper describes an all-flash data centre as one that uses solid-state drives (SSDs) for at least 90% of its storage capacity, including external storage systems and server built-in storage, to provide high density, dependability, low latency, and energy efficiency. The all-flash data centre will play a significant role in promoting digital-based businesses and applications, as well as assisting organisations in maximising the value of data innovation.

In addition, the white paper explains how to define and position all-flash data centres using global best practices from industries such as finance, telecommunications, and healthcare, among others. Those wishing to boost their digital development as well as scientific and technological innovation will find it useful.

  • The all-flash system can now be used to handle critical and value-added tasks in a variety of contexts, rather than being constrained to specific applications and workloads. 
  • Green energy conservation measures have been steadily integrated across firm production and operations, based on national and international policies. An all-flash data centre is a wise investment and the next step toward long-term sustainability
  • All-IP networking is becoming more common in data centres. In a computing and storage disaggregated architecture, NVMe over Fabrics is expected to be the driver for transmission architectural innovation to achieve higher performance and simplify O&M administration.
  • Enterprises are facing new problems as a result of digital transformation, especially those posed by real-time data. Because it delivers ideal latency for applications and employs cutting-edge technologies such as AI, machine learning, and deep learning, memory-driven infrastructure has become a popular alternative. This type of architecture allows for high data concurrency and low latency, making it ideal for workload expansion.
  • In the future, digital infrastructure will become ubiquitous, encompassing the full data lifecycle. Throughout the data lifecycle, the all-flash data centre will use cross-domain deployment, providing intelligent O&M that lowers data centre administration costs and complexity while delivering higher unit performance and reliability than other models.

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