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How to Relocate and Retire Infrastructure to Optimize IT Simplicity

Published: 11 August 2017

ID: G00340116

Analyst(s): Philip Dawson


Simplifying IT infrastructure requires a variety of approaches depending on its complexity and business value. I&O leaders focused on modernization should identify which infrastructures can be standardized, virtualized, moved to the cloud or retired.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Simplify and Standardize High-Complexity IT Infrastructure Using COTS-I
  • Virtualize as Much as Possible
  • Outsource (and Eventually Retire) Low-Value Workloads
  • Migrate High-Value, Low-Complexity Workloads to the Cloud

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