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Market Trends: Defining Data Center Transformation and How to Take Advantage of the Market Opportunities It Presents

Published: 02 May 2011

ID: G00211997

Analyst(s): April Adams , Michele Caminos


There is considerable confusion in the market about what the term "data center transformation" really means. This overview provides Gartner's definition, details common elements of the providers' approaches, notes the end-user viewpoint and identifies where the opportunities are for IT providers.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Trends in the Market

  • Gartner's Definition of Data Center Transformation

Market: Providers' Approaches Have Common Elements

Buyers: Buyers Are Just Beginning to Buy In

Vendors to Watch


  • Selling to Organizations That Have a Strategic Plan for Their Data Center
  • Selling to Organizations That Address Data Center Projects Separately

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