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Report: Future-Proof Data Centers

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- GlassHouse Technologies, a leading independent IT infrastructure consulting and services firm, and InformationWeek Analytics today announced the availability of a report entitled The Future-Proof Data Center: Using SOI To Achieve True Alignment.” The report identifies how major trends in green IT, virtualization and cloud computing can be positively impacted by the adoption of a service-oriented infrastructure (SOI). The report, authored by GlassHouse consultants Rick Hayes, Bill Peldzus and Dean Riach, also highlights how CIOs can sustain dynamic business demands through the next decade and beyond with creative and strategic IT decision making. The report is available for download on the InformationWeek Government Web site and is the featured report for the new site launched to serve the government IT professionals.

In today’s challenging economic climate, companies are examining all functions of the data center to determine how to optimize their current and future IT infrastructures. The survey of more than 250 business technology professionals, explored how critical trends associated with the data center translate into broader business decisions. This analytics report provides guidance on how enterprises can maintain fiscal discipline and business-focused IT delivery, tackle key infrastructure challenges and move toward a true SOI model. With this model in place, organizations will be able to manage changes to the environment more proactively.

“This report is intended to help organizations make more intelligent IT infrastructure investments that will lead to improved operational efficiencies today and provide scalability and support for future growth,” said Lorna Garey, executive editor of InformationWeek Analytics. “The observations and guidance outlined by GlassHouse Technologies provides enterprises with strategies that will generate smart business decisions and result in better data center efficiencies that ultimately translate into cost savings.”

GlassHouse Technologies Inc.