Blockchain and the Cloud: Transforming Data Center Architecture for Tomorrow

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Data centers have to adapt to new business strategies and adopt new technologies to keep pace with their customers’ needs. Anthony Robinson from Corning Optical Communications explains how data centers can facilitate the rapidly increasing data traffic from the always-on consumer.

Enterprise data centers have traditionally focused on data storage and preparation for disaster recovery, but they don’t always meet the ebb and flow of demand for real-time, multi-user data retrieval. In today’s evolving digital market, there are more users and more data. This growth puts pressure on data centers to facilitate faster data transmissions for an increasing number of Internet users worldwide. In the face of big data, data center operations are shifting from storage to the real-time analysis and processing of data based on demand.  
Today, organizations are turning to blockchain, a system that acts as a digital record-keeper, utilizing multiple hardened data centers around the world to verify changes to data sets. Data centers have to adapt to new business strategies.