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Is your data center holding you back? If so, you’re not alone!

I have been reading quite a few industry and service provider reports lately, and I keep seeing some of the same IT transformation concepts popping up as IT priorities…

  • Infrastructure rationalization, consolidation and virtualization
  • Data center automation and optimization
  • Facilities modernization or capacity limitations
  • Application consolidation, rationalization and modernization  CI.jpg

 

I’ve seen these listed as “drivers of strategic change” in some pieces, but more often than not, they’re listed as IT priorities and projects that enterprises believe will enable cost reduction, simplification and operational efficiency improvements. 

 

Jump-starting and driving these data center-related IT transformation projects prove to be challenging for most enterprises.  These data center transformation efforts can include modernization of the data center facilities themselves, the IT infrastructure housed within the data center and the applications running on top of that infrastructure.  All too often, there’s insufficient Governance, Program Management, and Organizational Change – ultimately preventing organizations from realizing all of the potential benefits from their transformational efforts. 

 

When done right, these efforts are likely to reduce IT and operations costs, but they also give the business the power to quickly deploy new technology and more rapidly respond to client, employee and market requirements and changes.  Continuously improving your existing environment is essential to achieving the virtualized, converged infrastructure that underpins cloud computing.

 

I recommend reading this HP data center transformation whitepaper for a good synopsis of the following...

  • “What’s holding most enterprises’ IT operations back”
  • “Five simple steps to transform your infrastructure to accelerate enterprise agility“,
  • The benefits other organizations have achieved by successfully completing recent IT transformation projects.

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