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The wish list for the data centre of the future, according to Register Readers, is heavily focused on service delivery, with tightly organised pools of resources and massive amounts of virtualisation – and of course, fault-tolerance to the Nth degree. Cloud will play a part in this, naturally. But not in the way some vendors would like to think. The data centre is in charge and any clouds, or cloud suppliers, are going to have to learn how to play by its rules.
The question is how are you going to get to that nirvana and how are you going to manage it when you do?
Readers of The Register have their view on this and on the 22nd February 2013,we had a live broadcast from Reg studios to run through their thoughts, tips and advice. Dale Vile, from Freeform Dynamics, took us through the findings of the research and our very own Tim Phillips played host.
They were joined by Microsoft’s Andrew Fryer who, with the latest release of Windows Server, thinks Microsoft has a major part to play in this data centre (r)evolution as well. He explained how he feels these technologies, along with Azure, System Centre and SQL Server, can help join the dots and enable IT down the road to this new data centre of the future. He's good, well worth listening to.
You can now register to for the on demand version of this event, for free, from the comfort of your desk, right here.