PDF on the Modern Data Center
For too long, IT has been thought of as a cost center, where the increased demands and shrinking budgets put it at odds with being responsive to new business requirements. The role of the CIO and IT as a whole has been in a state of flux - outsourcing, cloud computing (often in the form of stealth IT), and a heavy focus on reducing costs typically meant that infrastructure is aging and internal resources spend most of the time fighting fires and optimizing environments, at the cost of any new initiatives or enhancements. Now is the time for IT to take its place as a critical driver to business success by creating a modern data center. The authors of this book have real life experience as both IT practitioners and years of educating IT communities on transformational technologies.