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Agenda Overview for Data Center Dynamics, 2015

Published: 05 January 2015

ID: G00270681

Analyst(s): Errol Rasit


Disruptive technology trends and vendors are driving tectonic shifts in the data center, challenging established vendors, yet creating opportunities for all. The Data Center Dynamics Agenda offers 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 and new competitors, and compete with pure-play and 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 and Web-scale IT?
  • Which evolving software-defined architectures and transformational technologies present the best potential business returns for data center vendors?
  • How should providers' strategies reflect the different enterprise buying and IT implementation behaviors, and enjoy the best returns from each?

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