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Best practices for the next generation data centre

As the industry embraces the concept of the next-generation data centre, the role of IT within the business, and the way it provides services, is fundamentally changing.

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Best practices for the next generation data centre

  1. 1. accelerate your ambition Copyright © 2015 Dimension Data Best practices for the next-generation data centre
  2. 2. accelerate your ambition Copyright © 2015 Dimension Data 2 The promise of a next-generation data centre is alluring. Many IT leaders are enthusiastically pursuing this new model which holds potential to transform the data centre into a dynamic and agile asset Read more …
  3. 3. accelerate your ambition Copyright © 2015 Dimension Data 3 Embrace the new role of IT As the industry embraces the concept of the next-generation data centre, the role of IT within the business, and the way it provides services, is fundamentally changing. Read more …
  4. 4. accelerate your ambition Copyright © 2015 Dimension Data 4 Focus on workloads and platforms, not the technology Effectively dealing with high levels of complexity also means rethinking the way you maintain, operate, and support your workloads and data. Read more …
  5. 5. accelerate your ambition Copyright © 2015 Dimension Data 5 Read more … Identify the correct organisational model Finding the right organisational model for the business is critical. In many cases, the way in which organisations are doing business is fundamentally changing because of technology; for example, many businesses are moving certain elements to the cloud in order to support an increasingly mobile workforce.
  6. 6. accelerate your ambition Copyright © 2015 Dimension Data 6 Read more … Explore the art of the possible … while attending to ‘business as usual’ Keeping your journey to a next- generation data centre on course means making bold yet well thought- out moves, while still ensuring that your business’s day-to-day operations aren’t compromised.
  7. 7. accelerate your ambition Copyright © 2015 Dimension Data 7 Read more … And finally … be in for the long haul The question many IT leaders ask when exploring a move to a next- generation data centre is: ‘How long will it take? ‘The next-generation data centre isn’t about moving from “A” to “B” in a straight line. It’s a transformational journey that will continue to evolve over time.
  8. 8. accelerate your ambition Copyright © 2015 Dimension Data To read more on this piece please go to: http://www.dimensiondata.com/Global/Latest-Thinking/Next-generation-data- centre/Pages/Home.aspx

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