This research provides insight into how to evaluate changes to the data center and its shifting role. Data centers need to adapt to the changing IT environment and focus on their role of providing RAS in the most cost-effective manner. Organizations need to look at new and innovative changes to adapt their data center to the future. While every solution is not appropriate for every organization, data centers need to give emerging technologies to see if they are ready for adoption and right for the organization now or in the future.
Use this research to:
- Understand the evolving role of the data center from a physical space to a business model.
- Embrace new technologies and design models for the data center, while still maintaining Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability.
- Evaluate changes to the data center using objective criteria and decide what to add to your roadmap or agenda.
- Review Info-Tech’s evaluation of several of the latest trends and determine if they might work for your organization.
Pressure for change in the data center is coming from all directions. The data center needs an analytical framework to justify when they say yes to these changes and explain why they say no.