Data Center Economics: Analyzing Challenges and Opportunities

In order to meet data center challenges, organizations must take measures to consolidate data centers and look at outsourcing arrangements and alternate models of data center management. However, because carrying out a data center strategy typically requires a large investment in time and costs, organizations today are making tactical decisions that have minimal impact. While some organizations are contemplating alternate models for data center management, others seem to be dragging their feet in making any meaningful changes to their strategy. Find out more in this report on results from a survey that included 75 CIOs and heads of IT from Fortune 1000 companies across US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

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