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2017 Planning Guide for Data Center Modernization and Infrastructure Agility

Published: 13 October 2016

ID: G00309661

Analyst(s): Werner Zurcher, Zack Zilakakis, Angelina Troy , Anna Belak , Tony Iams , Jim Burton , Jerry Rozeman , Simon Richard , Paul Delory , Matthew Brisse


Data center modernization and agility initiatives are the foundation for hybrid cloud architectures. In 2017, technical professionals focused on IT infrastructure will adopt disruptive technologies to enable hybrid cloud architectures that meet the demands of digital business and IoT.

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Data Center Modernization and Infrastructure Agility Trends

  • Organizations Will Leverage Disruptive Technologies to Accelerate Business Objectives
    • Planning Considerations
  • Network Automation Will Enable On-Premises and Hybrid Agility
    • Planning Considerations
  • IT Organizations Will Buy, Not Build, Infrastructure Systems
    • Planning Considerations
  • Flash Will Dominate Storage Architectures
    • Planning Considerations
  • IT Organizations Will Protect Data and Services Regardless of Their Location
    • Planning Considerations

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