The transformation of the datacenter to meet the Next Generation Datacenter (NGDC) principles is a large-scale change management program. Develop a plan that starts small with some critical applications, builds reputation, and then grows rapidly.
Management of this critical first project will require the organization to think and align differently. Do not underestimate the effect this kind of change will have, both positive and negative. The investment in change must spread across people, process, and technology.