Next Generation Datacenters in Financial Services

1st Edition

Driving Extreme Efficiency and Effective Cost Savings

Print ISBN: 9780123749567
eBook ISBN: 9780080959368
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 13th July 2009
Page Count: 312
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Financial markets are witnessing an unprecedented explosion in the availability of data, and the firms that survive will be able to leverage this information to increase their profit and expand their opportunities in a global world. Large firms must build their own datacenters to manage this data. In such an environment, the CIO’s ability is crucial to lead an effective data strategy to capture, process, and connect data to all the relevant lines of business. At the core of this strategy lies the datacenter – the repository of all information. While there are books that discuss the mechanics, hardware and technicalities of datacenters, no book has yet made the connection between enterprise strategy and datacenter investment, design and management. Next Generation DataCenters in Financial Services is a solution driven book for management that demonstrates how to leverage technology to manage the seemingly infinite amount of data available today. Each chapter offers cutting-edge management and technology solutions to effectively manage data through datacenters.

Key Features

Presents cutting-edge technology solutions not available in one place until now Includes step-by-step instructions on how to implement a datacenter strategy based on the author’s recent success with Wachovia’s datacenter Demonstrates how business and IT can be aligned in financial services


Chief Information Officers (CIO), Chief Technology Officers (CTO) and Chief Operating Officers (COO) of financial services firms.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Accelerating Need for Data Centers Chapter 2: Challenges in Legacy Architecture Chapter 3: Meta-IT: Align Business and IT for Results Chapter 4: Design from the Top-Down Chapter 5: Implement the Right Choices from Hardware to Software Chapter 6: Extreme Optimization and Eco-fficiency Chapter 7: Manage for Scale and Evolution Chapter 8: Leading Vendors and Service Providers


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Tony brings together a rare combination of business alignment and IT discipline to solving the crisis firms face with their datacenters.  His proven track record resonates throughout the book with sound, logical advice for firms to implement transformation in a consumable building block manner.  The strategy blueprint laid out methodically in the book can be best summarized for readers as business differentiation through IT transformation.
--George A. Vega, CIB Managing Director, Global Markets & Investment Banking Technology