2014 Planning Guide for Private Cloud, Data Center Modernization and Desktop Transformation

Archived Published: 03 October 2013 ID: G00257625

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In 2014, organizations will face increasing pressure to support greater business agility, increase service availability and improve efficiency. Decisions regarding private cloud management, data center modernization and desktop transformation will dominate 2014 data center planning and operations.

Table of Contents

  • Summary of Findings
  • Introduction
  • Macro Trends Overview
  • Private Cloud and Data Center Modernization Trends
    • Private Cloud Trends
      • Private Cloud Planning Considerations
    • Server Virtualization Trends
      • Server Virtualization Planning Considerations
    • Software-Defined Anything Trends
      • Software-Defined Anything Planning Considerations
    • Data Center Modernization Trends
      • Data Center Modernization Planning Considerations
    • Data Center Consolidation Trends
      • Data Center Consolidation Planning Considerations
    • Desktop Transformation Trends
      • Desktop Transformation Planning Considerations
  • Setting Priorities
    • Redefine the Value of IT Operations
    • Standardize as Much as Possible
    • Be an Innovation Champion
  • Recommended Reading
  • Notes
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