Through datacenter modernization and standardization, you can replace legacy assets while creating a resilient, cost-effective IT infrastructure that lets you take advantage of emerging technologies. The secret to creating a modern infrastructure that lowers costs, reduces complexity, and improves IT efficiency is open, modular and inter-operable technology.
By moving to open technologies, you can take advantage of the perpetual innovation coming from community-driven development to improve IT efficiency and productivity and reduce operating expenditures. The interoperability of open, standards-based technologies lets you create a modular architecture from cost-effective building blocks that can scale out to meet the largest business demands.
The results of open, community-driven innovation are technologies that are not only proven, but optimized and hardened by some of the most demanding enterprises in the world. Companies such as DreamWorks Animation, Salesforce.com, Google, Amazon, and NYSE Euronext have transformed their businesses with open-infrastructure solutions developed in community-driven environments.
According to the 2014 Future of Open Source Survey:
"Standardization leads to a more consistent and less complex IT infrastructure. IDC total cost of ownership (TCO) studies often find that IT labor costs are one of the leading contributors to overall operational costs. As a result, best practices and using a smaller collection of key technology products leads to greater efficiency and productivity improvements for IT staff. In other words: lower TCO metrics when all costs are considered."