This IDC Insight explores the future of the datacenter. U.S. organizations are demanding unprecedented performance from datacenters, and some organizations are experiencing problems that prevent them from launching new applications, create delays in application upgrades, or contribute to downtime. Many United States–based organizations expect to address these issues by increasing their datacenter capacity. However, business leaders, CIOs, and CTOs are struggling with the fundamental questions of where, when, and how to accomplish this. In the era of the 3rd Platform, the assumptions that shaped the way they answered those questions in the past are no longer operative. As a result, senior executives must rethink the way they imagine the datacenter universe.
This document explores the changing application landscape, skyrocketing datacenter workloads, and increased data consolidation and how these factors affect datacenter planning. It examines future trends in datacenter planning and concludes with essential guidance for CIOs, CTOs, and senior executives involved in long-term datacenter planning.
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