Successfully Navigating The Path To Data Center Relocation And Consolidation
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Overview: The recent global economic environment has driven businesses across every sector to examine each aspect of their organizations in a completely new way. The traditional IT enterprise, consisting of data centers, networks, applications and servers, is inefficient in its current form. The goal is to provide a more centralized data center capability based in strategic geographic locations that serves the needs of an expanding virtual workforce. Meeting these demands may require the relocation of projects and resources to more cost-effective regions across the globe. This may also require improved workforce access with secure connectivity to applications and networks within the consolidated data center. Outlined here is a recommended planning and execution methodology for data center relocation and consolidation that can achieve improved business agility, increased value from IT investments, and reduced operational costs.