How will your data center change in the next 18 months?
What plans do you have for your data center in the next 18 months?
Are you building a hardened data center?
Are you adding power or cooling to an existing data center?
Are you faced with data center compliance and certifications requirements?
Are you working to improve uptime?
Will you replace servers, network equipment, and appliances?
Will you move applications out of the data center and into the cloud?
Are you adding a secondary or disaster recovery data center?
Do you plan to modify your adds/moves/changes process?
Do you plan to implement more virtualization?
Will you change your IP scheme?
Will you update your backup/recovery process?
Are you implementing governance practices that directly affect the data center?
Many of these decisions are highly interrelated. What is your data center strategy? Do you have an overarching approach to how you will address IT infrastructure that supports your business?
Data center strategies are changing. Cloud computing, colocation, and multi-location high availability architectures are helping IT organizations control data center capital costs while simultaneously improving data center uptime. In-house data centers are changing as well. Can you meet the needs of your users today and in five years?
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