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Whether a closet with a couple of servers or a warehouse with scores of racks, datacenters are the cornerstones of today’s enterprises.
But they are cornerstones under stress. The interplay between processing power, networking, and storage has become extraordinarily complex as data pours in from back-end management systems, staff and customer touch points, M2M communications, expanding databases, and a variety of applications and analytics serving various lines of business.
Datacenters must transform. To provide an agile foundation for creating actionable information, they will morph from homogenous, density-optimized, and CAPEX-optimized environments into heterogeneous, converged, OPEX- optimized environments that mix client-based systems with public and private clouds.
Virtualization is now essential; outsourcing too. (The number of European organizations managing datacenters completely in house has already dropped from 60% to less than 45%.) But these are only the first steps in the effective planning, managing, and scaling of datacenters.
IDC’s Datacenter Transformation Roadshow 2014 explores the present and future of datacenters. It sheds light on core management and technical issues, such as:
Join us to meet with analysts, independent experts, and industry leaders to discuss strategic issues and the day-to-day operations of datacenters as they evolve through 2020.