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Next Generation Data Centers in Financial Services by Tony Bishop

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Chapter 1. The accelerating demand for datacenters
It is not necessary to change; survival is not mandatory.
—Dr. W. Edwards Deming
Key Points
The demand for datacenter space continues to grow, but the business isn’t able to support that growth rate using traditional means.
Current legacy infrastructure environments pose a threat to growth and survival for financial services firms in the post-2008 mortgage crisis climate. The time is right to consider ways to deploy more efficient and flexible datacenters.
Today’s business climate places greater demand on IT organizations. They face a dual challenge of “keeping the lights on” while providing new services at unprecedented rates with reduced investment support from the business. At the same ...

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