Data Center Development Model Charts Transformation Possibilities

Dimension Data, a solutions and services provider, has launched a new maturity tool that helps organizations assess their capabilities and prioritize initiatives for building a next-generation data center. Dimension Data’s Data Center Development Model is intended for organizations that need to understand the requirements of building a future-state data center.

“Global competitive pressures brought on by social, mobile, analytics and cloud have had a tremendous impact on data centers to transform to remain relevant,” said Steve Joubert, group executive for data centers at Dimension Data. “Every client we speak to is looking for ways to transform their data center to become more responsive to business needs. This is not an easy undertaking.”

The Data Center Development Model scrutinizes the 11 critical domains in the data center (“as-is” state) and what their future needs are (“to-be” state). The output of the workshop-style engagement is a roadmap, which provides practical implementation recommendations for the most valuable initiatives around their data center. Recommendations include identifying infrastructure gaps in an organization; determining the most efficient operating model for the data center, inclusive of management and operations; and understanding the best ways to exploit public cloud, hosting and co-location where it creates value for the business.

More details are available here.