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How 'Googley' Should Your Data Center Be?

Published: 08 January 2015

ID: G00261401

Analyst(s): Donna Scott , Joe Skorupa


The drive to digital business will push many companies to become more "Googley." But, when it comes to the data center, how can enterprises learn from Google's efforts to drive efficiency and growth for their digital initiatives?

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Not Even Google Is Googley Everywhere


  • Use Gartner IT Key Metrics to Assess How You Compare With Googley Companies
  • Invest in Your Areas of Differentiation; Relegate the Rest as Off-the-Shelf or Outsourced
  • Determine the Requirements of Each System; Then Apply the Appropriate Resources and Controls
    • Leverage Pace Layering to Understand Application Requirements and to Rightsize I&O
  • Invest in Cloud Architectures, and Apply DevOps Principles to the Data Center
    • Embrace Good-Enough Infrastructure and Repeatable Engineering
  • Any Task That Will Be Performed More Than Once Will Be Automated/Done Programmatically

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