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China Summary Translation: 'Follow These Five Simple Steps to Rationalize and Renovate Your IT Infrastructure'

Published: 06 March 2018

ID: G00350681

Analyst(s): Philip Dawson , Peter Liu


Infrastructure modernization is a necessary but often costly undertaking in the data center and off-premises. I&O leaders should follow these simple techniques to rationalize and renovate existing IT systems to deliver a more agile environment using commercial off-the-shelf infrastructure.

Table Of Contents



Follow These Five Simple Steps to Rationalize and Renovate Your IT Infrastructure

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Address Random Server Proliferation and Decide How Best to Reassign Your Inventory of Assets
  • Develop Common Management Tools and Processes
  • Reduce the Number of Common Locations Across an Infrastructure
  • Don't Just Consolidate Physical Infrastructure; Renovate Your Processes Through Workload Consolidation, Added Automation and Upgrading Service Schedules
  • Rationalize the Variety and Type of Items Within Your Infrastructure

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