Top 10 data center trends of 2012

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Integrated systems making big noise once again

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IT has always swung between the use of highly integrated systems and software and the cobbling together of individual best-of-breed server, storage and network equipment. Integrated platforms, such as those made by Cisco, Dell and others, have made life a lot easier by helping IT solve problems faster and more economically -- though lock-in has always been a factor. However, the use of integrated platforms is making a comeback as organizations focus on solving point problems like security.

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