An In-Depth Guide for Data Center Transformation

The modern data center consists of numerous various vital components all working together to facilitate the delivery of information. Now, more than ever before, the data center has truly become the heart of any organization. Big or small – the current growing reliance on data center environments is evident. During this growth, many administrators began to adopt technologies which directly revolved around efficiency. In some cases it was better cooling systems and power capabilities – in other cases is efficiency revolved around high-density computing platforms.

Now, many data centers are being tasked with new types of technological requirements. This can range from hosting a virtual desktop infrastructure to running a cloud platform. Many organizations are now adopting some type of cloud model. Whether it’s public, private, hybrid or community – businesses are seeing benefits in a cloud computing platform. The bottom line is this: To truly transform your data center you will need a holistic framework.


In Cisco’s comprehensive guide, we are able to see the roadmap for a successful transition so that your organization can identify and achieve business goals. The conversation revolves around Cisco Domain Ten. Domain Ten can be applied to a diverse range of data center projects — from cloud and desktop virtualization to application migration and is equally applicable whether your data center is in enterprise businesses, public sector organizations or service providers.

Download this guide to better understand the data center transformation process and all of the key steps along the way. Cisco’s comprehensive framework allows the administrator to ensure key aspects are considered and where appropriate, action can be taken as you plan, build and manage your data center project.

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About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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