Gartner Research

2014 Planning Guide for Private Cloud, Data Center Modernization and Desktop Transformation

Published: 03 October 2013

ID: G00257625

Analyst(s): Matthew Brisse , Simon Richard , Alessandro Perilli, Nik Simpson , Gunnar Berger, Werner Zurcher, Chris Wolf


In 2014, organizations will face increasing pressure to support greater business agility, increase service availability and improve efficiency. Decisions regarding private cloud management, data center modernization and desktop transformation will dominate 2014 data center planning and operations.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


Macro Trends Overview

Private Cloud and Data Center Modernization Trends

  • Private Cloud Trends
    • Private Cloud Planning Considerations
  • Server Virtualization Trends
    • Server Virtualization Planning Considerations
  • Software-Defined Anything Trends
    • Software-Defined Anything Planning Considerations
  • Data Center Modernization Trends
    • Data Center Modernization Planning Considerations
  • Data Center Consolidation Trends
    • Data Center Consolidation Planning Considerations
  • Desktop Transformation Trends
    • Desktop Transformation Planning Considerations

Setting Priorities

  • Redefine the Value of IT Operations
  • Standardize as Much as Possible
  • Be an Innovation Champion

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