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Market Trends: Navigating the Disruptive Forces That Will Define Data Centers of the Future

Published: 06 October 2014

ID: G00270064

Analyst(s): Roger W. Cox , Kiyomi Yamada , Joe Skorupa , Michael Warrilow , John Monroe , Heeral Kota


The data center market faces many disruptive forces. Changing business needs require new technology, altering buying behavior. To stay competitive, CxOs at data center vendors must deliver seamless, software-defined solutions and services.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • New Business Needs in a Market in Flux
  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Changing Demand From Traditional Buyers

Contrarian View

  • Continued Vendor Hegemony

Vendors to Watch

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