Gartner Research

2015 Planning Guide for Data Center Modernization and Consolidation

Published: 03 October 2014

ID: G00264009

Analyst(s): Werner Zurcher, Jim Burton, Nik Simpson, Ramon Krikken, Alan Waite, Tony Iams, Angelina Troy, Mark Lockwood, Jim Berenbaum, Simon Richard, Matthew Brisse

Summary

In 2015, IT organizations will reach an inflection point, at which business velocity outpaces IT's ability to meet its demands. With the help of a bimodal IT strategy, new architectures such as software-defined data center will transform infrastructure planning and deployment for increased agility.

Table Of Contents

Introduction and Industry Overview

  • Data Center Modernization and Consolidation Trends

Server Trends

  • Server Hardware Market and Technology Trends
  • Server Hardware Planning Considerations
  • Server Virtualization Market and Technology Trends
  • Server Virtualization Planning Considerations

Storage Trends

  • Storage Market and Technology Trends
  • Storage Planning Considerations

Network Trends

  • Network Market and Technology Trends
  • Network Planning Considerations

Integrated System Trends

  • Integrated System Market and Technology Trends
  • Integrated System Planning Considerations

Software-Defined Data Center and Hyperconverged Integrated System Trends

  • Software-Defined Data Center and HCIS Market and Technology Trends
  • Software-Defined Data Center and HCIS Planning Considerations
  • Software-Defined Storage Market and Technology Trends
  • Software-Defined Storage Planning Considerations
  • Software-Defined Network Market and Technology Trends
  • Software-Defined Network Planning Considerations
  • Software-Defined Compute Market and Technology Trends
  • Software-Defined Compute Planning Considerations
  • Software-Defined Security Market and Technology Trends
  • Software-Defined Security Planning Considerations
  • Software-Defined Facilities Market and Technology Trends
  • Software-Defined Facilities Planning Considerations

IT Service Continuity and Disaster Recovery Trends

  • IT Service Continuity and Disaster Recovery Market and Technology Trends
  • IT Services Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning Considerations

Desktop Trends

  • Desktop Transformation Market and Technology Trends
  • Desktop Transformation Planning Considerations

Setting Priorities

Notes

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