As COVID-19 sends shockwaves through the global economy, employees across vertical markets are being required to adapt to a changing world, remote working as never before, with potential long-term repercussions for IT. Given the unprecedented shift, and the uncertainty of how long social distancing strategies will be mandated, IT departments will need to both support the initial surge of WFH employees and plan to maintain that infrastructure for an indeterminate amount of time into the future—much of it on existing infrastructure.
This is a situation in which composable infrastructure solutions like those from Liqid can simplify device management and improve overall utilization. Data center devices such as GPU, FPGA, CPU, NIC, NVMe and Intel® Optane™ memory technology can be managed remotely via software across all industry-standard fabrics. After the boot storm has been effectively managed in one time zone, for example, resources can be shifted to manage it across the next. AI applications that are studying the regional effects of COVID-19 can utilize accelerator technologies during the day, then be repurposed for other tasks in the evening.
Given the disaggregated nature of composable infrastructure solutions, devices can be added as needed, versus having to rip and replace existing infrastructure or add unnecessary converged stacks. This kind of adaptive, build-as-you-go architecture is particularly compelling at a time when IT budgets could remain relatively static for some time as the economy adjusts to social distancing practices then recovers in a new reality in which WFH policies will have almost certainly shifted toward greater lenience.
As the world adapts to this uncertain future, IT can better adapt by deploying innovative solutions like composable infrastructure that allow greater management and structural adaptivity through software. Find out how by downloading Liqid’s white paper, “Why Should Enterprises Move to a True Composable Infrastructure Solution,” today and begin mapping out your data center’s transformation free from vendor lock that can be detrimental to innovation.