Gartner Research

Agenda Overview for Data Center, Server, Storage, Network Infrastructure and Modernization, 2013

Published: 03 January 2013

ID: G00245539

Analyst(s): Mike Chuba , Rakesh Kumar , Philip Dawson

Summary

Gartner offers a holistic view of data center modernization that includes cloud infrastructure, virtualization, storage, servers, appliances, fabrics, facilities and networking. We equip IT leaders with the tools to best leverage these technologies and successfully deliver a modernized data center.

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Analysis

Key Issues

  • How should IT organizations choose vendors of cloud and fabric-based infrastructure, server, storage, and network offerings?
  • How should users negotiate server, storage and network contracts to maximize financial benefits?
  • How will virtualization drive cloud, client, power/cooling, fabric and other data center modernization initiatives?
  • How can data center managers address the cooling, space and power problems in the short term and long term?
  • How will fabric and cloud affect infrastructure modernization and organizational structures?
  • How will the competitive landscape in servers, operating systems, storage and networks evolve?
  • What do you need to consider in design characteristic plans for future data centers?
  • What new technologies and technology trends will have an impact on server, storage and network selection and deployment?

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