Data Centres: Delivering Successful Strategy
A need to retain control? A desire to drive agility? These and other factors may be specific to your organisation, but what is behind successful Data Centre Strategy?
Time or cost, or both? "The universal overarching factor is cost" (Forum Data Centre Strategy report, July 2011), while "IT departments are still struggling to cope with server management, as it continues to take time away from strategic planning" (ITPro, March 2012). And beyond this, strategy is driven by a wide range of factors including control of security / DR, a drive for agility, CSR strategy, outsourcing, Cloud services, and physical infrastructure barriers.
So, while there is no single 'right' answer or approach to Data Centre Strategy, understanding why others adopt a particular approach to Data Centre Strategy will help validate your own stance, and support critical decision-making.
To assess and understand data centre strategies being deployed today, and the business and IT decisions behind them.
Who should attend
- Assessing / comparing / contrasting primary strategies
- Decision-making and building the business case for change / investment
- How Data Centres adapt to changes in the Business roadmap
- Data Centre migration
- Forecasting and managing capacity
- Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools
- Data Centre replication / disaster recovery
- Security - how secure is secure?
- Cost and efficiency optimisation
- Energy costs & PUE
- Cost effective sustainability
- Offshore / Outsourced Data Centre service delivery
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