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What data center innovations will 2017 deliver?

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To stay ahead of the game in IT, it's important to be cognizant of the latest data center innovations and technologies. Some serious changes took place in enterprise data centers in 2016, and those innovations will only continue to evolve next year.

In 2016, experts predicted hyper-convergence and software-defined infrastructure to be two major data center innovations. Next year, those technologies -- and a few others -- will become even higher priorities for IT organizations and continue to fuel other changes in the data center. For example, the rise of hyper-convergence has led to new requirements, such as higher power density, while other technologies, such as public cloud, will continue to move toward the mainstream.

The evolution of data center technology drives changes for many organizations -- from management tools to security considerations -- and you must adapt to stay ahead of the curve. Take a look at experts' top predictions for data center industry trends in 2017, and determine which of these should be at the top of your to-do list.

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