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2010 Planning Guide: Data Center Strategies

Published: 24 September 2009

ID: G00203869

Analyst(s): Richard Jones

Summary

The economic crisis has permanently changed the way enterprise companies view the data center, thus kicking-off its transformation into a dynamic, efficient, and responsive business service that delivers its value through a hybrid mix of internal and external IT service providers. These traits find their foundation in the virtual infrastructure that frees data center operations from its static past. As a result, IT business leaders will find data center planning for 2010 to be quite different from years past. In this data center Planning Guide, the Burton Group team enumerates the business and technological trends driving data center transformation.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Burton Group's Opinion

  • Industry Overview
    • Macro Trends
    • Data Center Trends
  • Virtualization
    • Market and Technology Trends
    • Planning Considerations
  • Storage
    • Market and Technology Trends
    • Planning Considerations
  • Compute
    • Market and Technology Trends
    • Planning Considerations
  • Management
    • Market and Technology Trends
    • Planning Considerations
  • Data Center Infrastructure
    • Market and Technology Trends
    • Planning Considerations
  • Availability and Recovery
    • Market and Technology Trends
    • Planning Considerations

Setting Priorities

Conclusion

Recommended Reading

Notes

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