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PCMG can help create a robust data center that handles both today's demands and tomorrow's technologies. DATA CENTER MODERNIZATION The nature of the data center is changing. No longer is it viewed as just a necessary expense, data centers are now being perceived as having the potential to add value to overall agency functionality. Agencies are realizing that achieving this poten- tial requires investment. Upgrades designed to modernize are more than just the latest version of a technology already in place. These upgrades feature new technologies or improvements to a technology already in place. Networking, servers, storage, power and cooling, and security devices and applications are all part of any data center conversion. • Virtualization l Cloud l Big Data l Converged Infrastructure Virtualization, both storage and server, is the most mature and popular of the technologies. Energy-efficient hardware is also popular and is growing. Converged infrastructure, cloud computing as a delivery model and Big Data analytics are being considered. Enterprise size has an impact on the technology being considered with challenges enterprise faces in its move toward modernization. Some of the challenges that enterprises face are inadequate budgets, lack of visibility into resource usage, and adapting new processes. Budgets are tight and IT is often stretched thin. Migrations bring modernization when new capabilities and functionality are necessary to deliver agency advantages. How can PCMG help agencies modernize? Modernizing the data center can be complicated. PCMG will work with you to plan and implement and integrate, a cost-effective, end-to-end solution backed by a highly skilled team of Services engineers, technicians, and project managers. Together with our leading solutions partners like HP, CISCO, APC, ORACLE and Dell, we can help you create a robust data center that handles the rapidly changing demands and emerging technologies, including : l Storage Solutions l Networking Solutions l Software Solutions l Environmental Solutions l Virtualization Solutions l Cloud Hosting Solutions Interestingly, enterprise size appears to have minimal impact on the benefits of modernization. When it comes to challenges that enterprises face, a greater percentage of enterprises with 1,000 or more employees encounter inadequate budgets, lack of visibility into resource usage, and adapting to new processes than do all enterprises. Despite budgetary constraints, however, these enterprises are more likely to be deploying the examined technologies, in particular server virtualization, storage virtualization, Big Data analytics and converged infrastructure. n Modern data centers are expected to handle unprecedented work loads. To keep up with demands, turn to PCMG for custom Data Center Solutions. QuinStreet Enterprise Executive Brief. 2014 Data Center Outlook: Data Center Transformation -- Where is Your Enterprise? 2013. Learn how PCMG can help you design, implement, secure, and manage your data center. Contact your dedicated Account Executive today.