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China Summary Translation: Eight Critical Forces That Will Shape Enterprise Data Center Strategies for the Next Five Years

Published: 16 October 2014

ID: G00270357

Analyst(s): Rakesh Kumar, Evan Zeng


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



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

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • 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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