Sun and the Evolving Datacenter Model

Organizations today are reaching beyond the traditional glass house boundaries to interact directly with customers, partners, suppliers, and employees. In this new extended enterprise model, organizations seek to provide universal access to information and services through business portals on the World Wide Web. This shift, born out of the pressure of global competition in a networked world, places new availability, manageability, and performance requirements on a datacenter. Today’s IT priorities include improving business processes, improving customer data quality, developing better customer relationship management, implementing high availability networks, boosting networking bandwidth, and building e-commerce ...

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