Preparing the Datacenter for a New Age of Computing
Aligning IT with the goals of the business is top of mind for executives who need to understand how business plans, infrastructure, and people come together to impact business process. Convergence and virtualization are some of the most talked about technologies for helping align business goals because of their ability to create a dynamic infrastructure that can quickly adapt to business needs and that has the ability to improve the efficiency of the datacenter environment.
Organizations are modernizing their environments to help streamline business processes, with initiatives that include server/storage optimization and consolidation, converged infrastructure, private or hybrid cloud and business resiliency. However, planning, implementing, supporting, optimizing, and managing these environments can often be difficult tasks that require specific knowledge. As a result, enterprise organizations are increasingly seeking the help and expertise of external service providers in the areas of IT consulting and assessment services, systems and storage integration, optimization and operations, networking consulting and integration, hardware and software support and deployment services, and IT education and training.
This IDC Technology Spotlight discusses the service trends that are helping enterprises streamline and optimize their business processes and highlights the role that HP plays in providing a variety of assessment and performance services to accelerate the utilization of these new technologies.