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Next Generation Datacentres Index - Cycle I
By: Quocirca
Published: May 2011
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Quocirca conducted a 9 region research project looking at how well positioned datacentre facilities were to be able to provide a flexible, sustainable platform to support the strategic aims of the business.  The resulsts create a major index, consisting of three sub-indices, enabling a picture to emerge of how well different categoris are positioned for the future.

Read the full report to see the results and findings some of which are:

  • There is a build-up of need for new datacentres
  • Virtualisation is not as widespread as many would like to believe
  • Systems management capability is worryingly weak
  • "Greenwash" is endemic
  • Full automation levels remain stubbornly low in the datacentre
  • "Gurus" and "laggards" emerge in this next generation datacentre (NGD) index

Conclusions

The datacentre is a core underpinning to a modern organisation, and needs to be as flexible as possible to meet the demands of the organisation as it attempts to deal with market changes and economic fragility as well as being able to embrace new technical architectures as they emerge. Unfortunately, this research demonstrates that few are at the point where existing facilities provide the needed flexibility - and many seem to have left it too late to address the issues in a measured manner.

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