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Leverage Open-Source Software to Reinvigorate Data Center Infrastructure and Enable Growth in a Shrinking Market

Published: 20 April 2017

ID: G00323877

Analyst(s): Scot MacLellan , Matthew Cheung , Laurie Wurster


As competition for data center infrastructure spend becomes fiercer, technology product management leaders must aggressively demonstrate cost-optimization and product differentiation. A software-focused approach utilizing OSS to reposition products for the modern data center can achieve this.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Shift From a Hardware-Centric Product to an Integrated Software-Defined Infrastructure Solution
  • Exploit Open-Source Management Software to Provide an Integrated Low-Cost Alternative to Proprietary Hardware+Software Solutions
  • Make the Solution Easy to Integrate by Targeting Clients' Existing Skills

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