GDS International - 2012 Confidential Documents at Risk Study
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Today’s data center is changing rapidly. Many enterprises ...
Today’s data center is changing rapidly. Many enterprises
are integrating new technology solutions to modernize and
evolve their organizations. Most are pursuing a path to ensure
appropriate levels of IT service delivery and cost efficiency
and alignment to business goals. For some data centers this
means providing state of the art levels of availability, flexibility,
and scalability, while for others the goal may be to provide
“sufficient” levels of services while keeping new capital
expenditures to a minimum.
Either way, data centers can be placed on a spectrum of
efficiency and flexibility. IBM and IDC have developed a
data center operational efficiency model for assessing the
capability levels of today’s data center and describing the ways
IT organizations can progress along the path of data center
transformation. There are four key stages that describe the
typical evolution of a data center as it relates to efficiency:
Basic, Consolidated, Available and Strategic.
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