Datacenter Trends and Strategies
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IDC's Datacenter Trends and Strategies research provides a holistic view of the issues that are shaping today's enterprise and service provider datacenter investments. Developments in mobile, cloud, and business integrated analytics are changing workloads in the corporate datacenter, driving greater use of service provider datacenters to extend services. While IT managers struggle with managing, simplifying, and improving the availability of IT infrastructure for complex applications, datacenter managers are increasingly concerned with very real and sometimes limiting factors, such as floor space, power and cooling, datacenter life-cycle management, and staffing. IDC examines the shifting needs of the datacenter as well as sizing the number of datacenters and deployment of IT assets based on IDC's datacenter taxonomy.

Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Worldwide and U.S. datacenter sizing and taxonomy
  • Datacenter infrastructure and hardware
  • Power and cooling initiatives for the datacenter
  • Datacenter optimization and dynamic IT
  • Business alignment: U.S. datacenters' assessment of their alignment with key business objectives
  • Datacenter technology trends and innovation
  • IT and business direction: Macrotrends to which datacenters are responding to ensure a viable, reactive, and agile IT organization
  • Cloud computing: The impact on the physical datacenter
  • Enterprise architecture: Datacenter infrastructure requirements for power and cooling, capacity planning, change control processes, system utilization, compute density, and alternate power
  • IT staffing and datacenter real estate/location/regionalization
  • Datacenter infrastructure management (DCIM)

Core Research

  • Datacenter Construction and Rebuild Trends
  • Top 5 Strategic Datacenter Infrastructure Initiatives
  • Impact of Integrated Systems on Datacenter Strategies
  • Datacenter Modularity and Containers
  • Use of Service Provider Datacenter Assets
  • Datacenter Infrastructure Management Software Trends

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Key Questions Answered

  1. How many datacenters are there worldwide and in the U.S.?How are business and IT changes reshaping datacenter managers' investment and operations strategies?
  2. How are the acquisitions of infrastructure solutions changing?
  3. How do developments such as convergence and software-defined IT affect the datacenter?
  4. What role will new datacenter types such as containers, prefab, and modular play in the future?

Datacenter Trends and Strategies Coverage

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Source: IDC

Companies Analyzed

This service reviews strategies, market positioning, and the future direction of several providers in the datacenter market, including:

ABB, Amazon Web Services, AMD, Arrow, AT&T, Avnet, CA Technologies, CenturyLink, Cisco, CommScope, CSC, Dell, Digital Realty Trust, Eaton, EMC/VMware, Emerson Network Power, Equinix, Fujitsu, Gateway, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Intel, Iron Mountain, Microsoft, NCR, NEC, NetApp, Nokia, Oracle, Panduit, Rackspace, Red Hat, SAP, Schneider Electric, and Verizon.

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Meet the Experts
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Jennifer Koppy
Research Manager, Datacenter Infrastructure
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Kelly Quinn
Research Manager, Datacenter Trends
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Matthew Eastwood
Group Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Platforms
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Richard L. Villars
Vice President, Datacenter & Cloud