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Analyst briefing: Five data center trends for 2013

Originally Published:
Aug 2013

Organizations around the world are choosing from various data center models to maintain 24/7 uptime and service levels for users and customers. A number of key trends are influencing their strategies.

This briefing examines five of these emerging trends:

  • A move to multiple data centers
  • Active participation in co-location
  • A shift from outsourcing to insourcing
  • The adoption of energy-efficient and knowledge-efficient data centers
  • A new business services philosophy for IT staff
Industry analyst Mary Shacklett explains how incorporating these approaches into their data center strategy is helping companies provide an around-the-clock business presence that supports global customers and that complies with enterprise governance, regulatory, security, and service-level standards.

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