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Analyst Reports: Designing Your Data Center for Cloud

Research and thought leadership papers from top IT analyst firms

Inform your decision making with these predictions, research reports, and analysis papers focused on issues relevant to designing a data center and cloud computing. Here you can review different points of view from leading analyst and consulting firms to help you plan and implement your IT initiatives.

Converged Cloud Infrastructure

Andrew Butler from Gartner Research and Boyd Davis at Intel discuss converged infrastructure, simplification for the cloud, and whether hardware still matters in a cloud-obsessed world.

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Revolutionary Homogeneity Paper

Charles King of Pund-IT writes about how converged data center infrastructure can improve data center efficiency and better support emerging systems such as cloud computing.

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Open Up Your Cloud

James Staten at Forrester Research and Jason Waxman from Intel discuss the trends and benefits of openness in cloud computing.

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Beyond Basic Virtualization Paper

This paper investigates virtualization best practices and how IT managers are prioritizing initiatives to go beyond the benefits of consolidation and cost savings. Commissioned by Dell and Intel.

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Next-Generation Enterprise Mobility Strategy

In this paper commissioned by Dell and Intel, Forrester Consulting describes the new “empowered business technology” model for IT and the importance of client-aware cloud capabilities.

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Embrace Change: Make the Cloud Work for Business

IT should take the lead in promoting cloud computing to better support business needs for agility and speed. The right technology partners can help deliver the most benefit. Commissioned by Dell and Intel.

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Technology Business Research: Serving the Cloud

An analysis and perspective from leading IT Industry analyst Technology Business Research (TBR) on how the latest IBM x86* servers equipped with the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family and the implementation of private clouds offer a secure and cost-effective means for midmarket to reduce costs and provide flexible computing capacity.

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