Building the Next-Generation Data Center
Source: Hewlett-Packard (HP)
In 2005, it became evident to CEO Mark Hurd and his executive staff that IT would play a critical role in HP's success. Hurd and his team determined that to become the world's leading IT company they would need a leading IT organization. Delivering that also would demonstrate a world-class success model of data centers enhanced for business results. The result was a series of five major IT priorities designed to reduce costs, simplify processes, and improve service. At the foundation was HP's Data Center Consolidation (DCC) project - a three-year plan that includes consolidating 85 data centers worldwide into just six locations in three U.S. cities.