Identifying stakeholders

A stakeholder is anyone who has an interest in or benefits from the design. A virtual datacenter design will have at least some impact on many, if not all, areas of an organization and not just those associated with technology.

How to do it…

Identify the key stakeholders, including the following:

  • Project sponsors
  • Application owners and providers
  • System, network, and storage administrators
  • Application users

How it works…

Understanding the role of the stakeholders helps an architect to identify who can provide the information necessary to design a successful virtual datacenter solution. The details of the stakeholders and their roles are specified in the following table:

Stakeholders

Roles

C-level executives

  • Strategic planning ...

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