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Data Center Infrastructure Providers Can Help Customers Reduce DC Spending by Providing Impactful Automation

Published: 14 November 2016

ID: G00316383

Analyst(s): Scot MacLellan

Summary

To attract buyers, technology product management leaders of DC infrastructure providers should differentiate by providing targeted automation and interoperability software to lower the cost of operating their products.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Make Infrastructure Products Easy to Snap Into Popular Automation and Cloud Platforms by Providing Plug-Ins/Drivers, and Commit to Ongoing Support and Updates on New Release Schedules
    • Open-Source Management Frameworks
    • Software Vendor Management Frameworks
  • Prioritize Configuration Management Technologies That Will Provide the Biggest Payback, and Actively Create, Modify, Review and Sponsor Automation Assets
  • Invest in Research and Domain Experts to Build a Small, but Highly Impactful, Library of Automation for the Most Common Tasks Involving Infrastructure Products
    • Serviceability
    • Orchestration

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