Today, data centers are at the center of modern technology, playing a vital role to upscale the capabilities of enterprises. However, if we go back to the time of World War II, the scenario had a sizeable mainframe computer in a large room and was commuicated through punched cards. Moreover, business just a few decades later relied more on Indiana Jones-like warehouse with endless racks of physical servers. As the evolution continued, the usability of data centers improved as a whole enabling businesses to achieve more with less, both regarding physical space and the time required to create and maintain data.
Today, enterprises are opting for data centers that come with subscription and capacity on demand model. To match rising application demands, all prominent players in the market are leveraging the best practices to create the most potent and cost-efficient data centers. In 2013, Google invested close to $7.35 billion in its internet infrastructure which perhaps represented the most significant construction effort in the data center history. The entire data center model is now changing thanks to its consolidation, cost-optimization, and the cloud support it renders. Therefore, cloud computing coupled with today’s data center brings a gamut of benefits for enterprises with minimal environmental requirements for data center equipment and spaces. These developments bring forth enormous benefits and agility for on-premise solutions; many SMEs still find it difficult to progress to leverage the benefits of data centers.
To assist CIOs maneuver in the right direction while adopting the modern age data center, a distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and analysts along with the CIO Applications’ editorial board has selected the leading data center solution providers. The companies featured in this edition demonstrate an ability to develop innovative technologies combined with outstanding customer service.
We present to you Top 25 Data Center Tech Companies - 2017.