Techworld — Enterprises should aim to create "business-defined data centers", according to IT analyst house Forrester Research.
In recent years, there has been a big push towards software-defined data centres, which aim to improve overall data centre performance by optimising the application layer and the hypervisor layer.
However, Forrester argues that the business-defined data centre cares about real services as opposed to less important applications.
Speaking at the annual Fujitsu Forum event in Munich today, Rachel Dines, senior analyst at Forrester, said: "Software-defined was a good step but it doesn't go far enough. We want to think about order to cash, payroll, supply chain management. Actual business processes instead of [applications like] ERP and CRM and HCM and a million other acronyms."