Whether your goal is to lease a network from a provider or to build your own network from scratch, networking always will be a major focus of attention in an enterprise. Business of all sizes and types will continue to invest in diverse ways to make their data center networks cheaper, faster, and better.
Also, some enterprises may encounter poor connectivity and it is not always the result of low throughput or narrow bandwidth. Most of these issues can be caused by poorly integrated resource sets and the prevalence of disparate systems.
Try to see the picture from a transportation perspective: Let’s say a business has the ability to construct the most advanced highway system between its key regional sites and main headquarters. If your team at each location does not communicate via the same highway, many processes will suffer.
Why You Should Eliminate Data Silos
Here is a quick look at the benefits that your networking infrastructure can enjoy if unwanted data silos are successfully removed:
- Improve data flow
Data flow can only be improved if the enterprise dedicates itself to eliminating unwanted data silos once and for all. For some enterprises, rapidly expanding data infrastructure and data loads can make the process difficult. However, ESnet has developed a data portal design that helps improve the distribution of extremely large data sets, e.g. weather modeling data sets, genomic sequencing data sets, and more.
Instead of managing each silo-based software stacks independently, you can directly connect your servers with high-speed networks. You can even outsource tasks such as data movement, authorization, and authentication. This way, your old single-server portal model can be broken down into more components to foster greater commonality and enhance data exchange capabilities across distributed architectures.
- Achieve a more cohesive environment
Today, even basic communications applications such as your email system must be integrated into a cohesive environment. Modern business processes need that to achieve flexibility and efficiency. You may consider integrating your preferred messaging platform across your product portfolio. In addition, allow them to hybridize existing communications infrastructure. Alternatively, you can unify resources and systems under a paradigm that’s focused on developers.
How to Remove Unwanted Data Silos
Abstraction is an effective way to eliminate unwanted data silos. You need to find a solution that allows you to pool resources across the physical layer infrastructure. Next, you may need to supersede the fixed relationships that exist between legacy systems. This helps enables your enterprise to unlock a business-centric approach to service and technology development, without being limited to constraints of any one component.
Never Shift or Replicate Data Silos to the Cloud
All your efforts of removing data silos will be for naught if you recreate them in the cloud. If you want to have the ability to have a chance of standing out in emerging service-driven markets, your storage and computing infrastructure must be able to interact dynamically and seamlessly. Recent studies have shown that over one-third of businesses suffer from siloism due to a lack of an integrated cloud management platform, to guide resource consumption and deployment.
A significant investment is often needed to break down silos in a network infrastructure. However, you should keep in mind that it’s only part of the challenge. You need to remember federating your data across a operating platform that’s unified under a common roof. This allows you to overcome both logical and physical limitations that hold back data interactivity across multiple platforms.