Server management is getting easier
Rajendran, General Manager, Sales and Marketing CPG, Acer India, says that
server management has become easier because enterprise management solutions
are able to link into server management solutions.
Why do you think server management in enterprises is getting
Server management is getting easier due to two reasons. First,
due to the introduction of hardware-driven management modules. These modules
allow large enterprises and even SMEs to develop server management capabilities.
It effectively means that manageability is now percolating down to the SME level.
Second, there is an increasing trend, among the medium-sized
corporates to cultivate an enterprise perspective on management. As a result
enterprise management solutions now link into server management applications
and provide an integrated view of the entire IT infrastructure of the organisation.
What is the current trend among Indian enterprises as far
as servers are concerned?
Indian enterprises are turning to rack-optimised servers
and blade servers on a large scale. This reduces the size and space taken up
by the servers. There is also a clear shift towards server farms and quasi-grid
computing architectures, even for commercial requirements.
We also find that many Indian enterprises consolidate storage,
and implement storage practices on the basis of need by intermixing of NAS and
SANand not of technology (NAS vs. SAN vs. DAS).