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Market Trends: Top-Down, Holistic Design Can Create Smart, Sustainable Data Centers

Published: 26 April 2013

ID: G00247666

Analyst(s): Bettina Tratz-Ryan

Summary

Efficient data centers need an integrated, management-driven process that aligns business and IT investment goals. Technology providers should deliver software and analytics to help IT strategists build resource-aware data centers that hit sustainability targets and bring business results.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Market Trend

  • Sustainability Framework Will Unite Business and Operational Objectives
  • Buyer Trend
    • Getting There, but Slowly
  • Regional Trend
    • Influence of the Law Differs by Region
  • Technology Trend
    • Holistic, Integral Solutions Across the Data Center
    • Impact of Virtualization and the Private Cloud

Contrarian View

  • No Business Case, No Initiative

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