Wednesday, 13th February 2013
A Vision for the Data Centre
Source: Freeform Dynamics (UK)
From Key Points:
When 481 participants in a recent study were asked to rate their IT delivery capability in terms of responsiveness, service level management, cost control and business alignment, only a quarter claimed a good level of performance across all areas. Furthermore, a wholesale move to the public cloud was not felt to be the answer. This puts the emphasis squarely on the data centre...
IT and business professionals exhibit a good level of buy-in to a range of advanced data centre attributes and capabilities across strategy and governance, automation and management, hybrid cloud integration, and flexible access. Such capabilities represent the substance of a data centre and IT delivery vision that is cloud-based and has business services as the pivot-point for activity...
Analysis of aspiration and activity allows three interesting groups to be identified. The first is made up of those who get the vision and are actively driving towards it (the ‘Movers’). We then have those that like the idea of the vision, but don’t yet have a firm plan for getting there (the ‘Dreamers’). This leaves a third group that doesn’t currently see a need for radical change (the ‘Traditionalists’).
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