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What’s Driving Bandwidth Demand and Why Should You Care?

Posted by Josh Schaap on Feb 2, 2016 8:49:32 AM

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Bandwidth is the hottest commodity of the new year and will likely continue as such for the long haul. After all, both enterprise and consumer appetites will only become more insatiable as technology continues to require more support from the Internet.

For example, enterprises are increasingly using the public cloud to run applications and store data due to its cost efficiency and simplicity. However, the more enterprises that utilize the cloud, the more bandwidth that is required to support their needs. Additionally, a surge in mobile video consumption is also impacting bandwidth requirements. This particular driver of bandwidth demand will likely multiply over the years as consumers continue to watch video on social media, stream movies and use video chatting applications such as Skype or FaceTime.

So why should you care?

The bandwidth demand derived from enterprise and consumer needs means that you’re data center must be able to support your network, and keep data secure and applications running without incurring downtime. After all, customers are relying on the reliability of your services to power their important day-to-day applications both inside and outside the workplace.

Avoid leaving your bandwidth-hungry customers dangling by a thread by keeping abreast of your power levels at all times. In doing so, you can ensure you’re using power wisely and, ultimately, prevent devastating events such as power outages

Consider implementing the following power measuring and monitoring solutions to ensure you never fall victim to an unforeseen power outage:

  • Sentry Power Manager (SPM): provides detailed, accurate and real-time information about power consumption
  • All-in-1 PDU: combines three leading technologies: HDOT outlets for smaller form factor; Alternating Phase Outlets for better airflow, load balancing and efficiency; PRO2 Platform for a flexible and robust hardware and firmware platform

Click here to learn more about how these solutions can help you keep up with bandwidth demand without draining resources or burning a hole in your wallet.

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Topics: capacity planning, data center data, data center bandwidth

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