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Agenda Overview for Data Center Dynamics, 2014

Published: 06 January 2014

ID: G00259641

Analyst(s): Errol Rasit


Disruptive technology trends and emerging vendors are driving tectonic shifts in the data center and challenging established vendors, creating opportunities. Gartner's DCD Agenda offers vendors a road map to identify threats, prioritize opportunities, and maximize sales and marketing investments.

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Key Issues

  • How should data center vendors best respond to market disruptions, new competitors and pure-play providers versus broad-portfolio vendors?
  • What are the attributes needed to be a successful data center provider, and how will the growth of data center transformation drive partnerships and alliances to evolve?
  • How can data center providers address the requirements and mitigate the commoditizing influence of hyperscale enterprises?
  • Which evolving software-defined architectures and transformational technologies, such as SDx, fabric-enabled and converged infrastructure, present the best potential business returns for data center vendors?
  • How should providers distinguish their strategies between different enterprise buying and IT implementation behaviors and enjoy the best returns from each?

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