It’s no secret that organizations today are facing the increased consolidation of data centers and a widely distributed workforce. Jim Frey at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) talks to Sanjay Castelino and Josh Stephens in this panel podcast to see what sort of impact this is having on day-to-day planning and IT operations objectives.
JF: “Sanjay, are the consolidated resource and data centers and the distribution workforce truly competing, or is one of these trends borne out of the other?”
SC: “As I look at it, I don’t believe they’re competing trends at all. I think there is a shift in the distribution of the workforce, and over the last few years it has become economically impractical to have technology deployed en masse at each one of these distributed sites. IT organizations have been forced to look for new ways to support their distributed workforce but also make better use of the dollars they have. So they’re looking at centralized infrastructures as a better way to service these distributed workforces. New architecture and technologies, both on the networking side and on the compute side with virtualization, have made some of the approaches to having a centralized architecture support distributed workforce which is much more practical. I think that’s where you’re seeing IT organizations take advantage of both the cost savings, but also the new technologies to better service these distributed workforces.”
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