In addition to addressing connectivity and latency issues, IT professionals also need to start improving data centre resilience. The compute power and data loads required to enable AR and VR will put existing infrastructure under huge strain.
To tackle this, there is a need to invest in enhanced storage and power capabilities. Data processing, analytics and workload management solutions also need to be optimized. However, enhancing your own data centre is not enough. To deliver on AR and VR goals, you will need use all relevant technologies, recruiting external suppliers to bolster capabilities. This approach to infrastructure management is called the Enterprise Defined Data Centre (EDDC).
The EDDC and edge solutions required to enable VR and AR at scale will make for an inherently more complex IT infrastructure. However, this need not alarm I&O leaders. This is where Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions are critical to ensure that infrastructure is energy and capacity optimized, and available. Digital leaders, including Airbnb and Uber, already rely on comprehensive monitoring tools to manage a mix of on-premise and hosted services, enabling them to quickly identify and resolve problems.
While the right solution will vary from business to business, DCIM is a non-negotiable for any organization looking to enable VR and AR experiences.
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