Risk vs. opportunity in data center upgrades

The debate is close: is overhaul ultimately the best approach?

ZDNet's David Chernicoff, writing at his Five Nines: The Next Gen Datacenter blog, contends that, based upon the results of a recent survey, when it comes to planning and managing a successful data center upgrade, while "the debate might be close...I stand by my concerns: Overhaul is the better approach."

Related: Analyzing TCO for traditional vs. containerized data centers

"Perhaps it is time to look at a containerized or modular update, allowing you to make significant improvements without having a negative impact on the existing infrastructure," he adds.

Full story:Risk vs. opportunity: Managing your datacenter upgrade (zdnet.com)

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