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China Summary Translation: 'The Future of Enterprise Data Centers — What’s Next'

Published: 12 August 2019

ID: G00434157

Analyst(s): Kevin Ji , Henrique Cecci


With the rise of cloud computing, traditional enterprise data centers are adapting and evolving. Here, we examine the key trends shaping the future of enterprise data centers and helping infrastructure and operations leaders make informed decisions about on-premises infrastructure architectures.

Table Of Contents



The Future of Enterprise Data Centers — What’s Next

  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations


  • Data Centers Will Be Distributed, as Hybrid IT Becomes Standard
  • Simplified, Standardized and Rationalized
  • Intelligent, Software-Defined and Automated
  • Resilient and Service-Defined
  • Smaller, Denser and More Vertical
  • Efficient and Cost-Effective
  • Agile and Flexible
  • Multiconnected
  • Greener and Sustainable
  • Regulated by Governments

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