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Eight Critical Forces That Will Shape Enterprise Data Center Strategies for the Next Five Years

Published: 11 November 2013

ID: G00248547

Analyst(s): Rakesh Kumar

Summary

Most CIOs will face major decisions in their data center strategies during the next two to five years. The technical, fiscal and service delivery concerns will be critical, and eight forces must be considered to best shape enterprise data center strategies.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Start Deploying Processor/Memory/Power Efficient Technologies
  • Move Toward a Balanced Architectural Topology/Delivery Model
  • Invest in Operational Processes and Tool Improvement
  • Integrate Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Into Your Core Data Center Strategy
  • Manage Capacity Growth Through Data Analysis
  • Plan for Operating System and Application Changes
  • Make Consolidation and Rationalization a Continuous Change Program
  • Modernize Data Center Facilities
  • Summary

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