Business leaders are pressing IT executives to help accelerate business growth through the delivery of new products, channels, and services that take advantage of trends such as cloud computing, mobility, the internet of things (IoT), and Big Data analytics. In a world where IT is both a competitive weapon and a source for disruption, IT organizations are under significant pressure to move quickly to keep up with the rapid pace of business.
IT vendors have emerged with a wide range of solutions to help their customers make the transition to the modern datacenter—the choices can be daunting for IT organizations who need to support a variety of users and applications. Integrated systems have emerged as a new solution category of pre-configured systems (compute, network, and storage resources with unified management) that have been fine-tuned and optimized for a specific software environment. These solutions are designed for organizations who require accelerated time-to-value, ease of systems management, and the ability to scale quickly as the business grows.
- Executive Summary
- IT is a Differentiator as Business Sophistication Increases
- Solution Approaches to Modernize the Datacenter
- Dell’s Approach: Broad Portfolio + Comprehensive Services
- Call to Action
- Figure 1: Tradeoffs for Datacenter Infrastructure Solutions
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