Designing the Next Generation Data Centre

A service provider’s perspective

Published January 2017

At the turn of the 21st century, virtualisation promised a flexible, centralised data centre. But the global IT community wasn’t aware of the need. Early adopters and innovators realised business advantages well before virtualisation gained mainstream adoption. Today virtualisation is pervasive, reaching market maturity in its lifecycle. Cloud is the new disrupter, offering innovators a ride on its growth trajectory.

If you are a service provider (SP) thinking about your next generation cloud and hosting services, this paper will help you navigate a go-forward strategy. It provides next generation data center (NGDC) trends and business strategies in the context of five architectural principles. It examines key market influences fueling IT transformation in the SP market and the technological trends that support them.

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