It is well understood that the technology that underpins the data center is changing. In fact, it’s not just changing—it’s accelerating. And that acceleration and change ultimately drives changes in how leaders think about how they design, build, and operate their infrastructure.
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In a previous blog, I introduced some research that PwC conducted on the changing buying patterns around data center networking. The research was conducted over several months, featuring 35 live interviews and 235 unique survey responses coming primarily from CIOs and VPs of IT from a mix of global companies.
The role of IT is changing. As IT used to be viewed as primarily a services organization, modern enterprises of even moderate size and sophistication are relying on IT as a key strategic contributor. With the shift in responsibility, there is a commensurate shift in IT leadership priorities.
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As industries mature and their solutions become more hardened, evaluation criteria will naturally change. Data center equipment used to be judged on overall performance and a feature support matrix that included nerd knobs galore. With virtually every enterprise-grade switching solution having the same basic features now, how people think about data center equipment is changing.
The IT pendulum swings back and forth fairly reliably between centralized and distributed. Just when you think that everything will be distributed, we find economic reasons to centralize. And before we have moved everything to the middle, we find that there are optimizations to be made by distributing.
It’s fairly well established at this point that enterprise networking is going to go through a transformation of sorts in most companies. Whether that transformation is best described as an architectural step-function change, or a couple of nuanced tweaks is an interesting question.
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