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Quiz: Managing a data center in a cloud-centric world

Managing a data center comes with more options than ever, including a raft of cloud-based offerings. Are you up to date on the latest offerings?

Changes to the traditional data center continue to intrigue CIOs looking to evolve their data storage and operational strategy as new technologies become available and the concept of the data-center-free enterprise emerges. Misplaced or inaccessible data and creaky data center operations can damage an organization's brand and ability to serve its customers. Thus, IT leaders must recognize the importance of focusing on data safety, availability, storage and recovery, and consider whether the cloud suits their enterprise needs.

Are you keeping up with all things data center? Take our quiz on managing a data center, drawn from recent CIO coverage on data storage, the cloud and infrastructure, and find out.

This was last published in January 2014

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