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Data Center Infrastructure for Technical Professionals Primer for 2019

Published: 05 February 2019

ID: G00375939

Analyst(s): Elias Khnaser


The traditional data center and its services are giving way to a hybrid mix of on-premises, edge-based, colocated and cloud-based services. Technical professionals responsible for architecture must learn how to blend these hybrid options to deliver cost-effective solutions to business problems.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How do we develop an end-to-end data center infrastructure strategy that is software-defined, composable, agile and scalable?
    • How do we manage and optimize data center infrastructure through automation and machine learning?
    • How do we effectively leverage virtualization (hypervisors and containers) and serverless computing?
    • How do we effectively design and implement availability and recovery across data center and cloud platforms?

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  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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