Deliver Data Center Modernization Using Three Cloud-Complementary Approaches

Archived Published: 20 February 2017 ID: G00323708


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I&O leaders face data center modernization challenges as facilities age, contracts expire and infrastructures approach end-of-life cycles. Gartner has developed three data center modernization approaches that use techniques to support enterprise goals for moving toward cloud-based solutions.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Use Colocation or Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting to Augment/Replace On-Premises Data Centers
    • Enhance Data Center Interconnection Capabilities by Building Colocation Network Hubs
    • Negotiate Colocation/Managed Hosting Improvements That Complement a Longer-Term Cloud Strategy
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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