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Deliver Data Center Modernization Using Three Cloud-Complementary Approaches

Published: 20 February 2017

ID: G00323708

Analyst(s): Ross Winser


I&O leaders face data center modernization challenges as facilities age, contracts expire and infrastructures approach end-of-life cycles. Gartner has developed three data center modernization approaches that use techniques to support enterprise goals for moving toward cloud-based solutions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Colocation or Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting to Augment/Replace On-Premises Data Centers
  • Enhance Data Center Interconnection Capabilities by Building Colocation Network Hubs
  • Negotiate Colocation/Managed Hosting Improvements That Complement a Longer-Term Cloud Strategy

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