As we face one of the worst financial crises in our lifetime, businesses today are looking for ways to outperform their peers without breaking the bank. As they scrutinize internal processes it has become clear that they need to make the corporate data center more intelligent, agile and efficient. The renowned brands we all know — the Googles and Geicos of the world — were ahead of the curve in that respect. They achieve a higher level of performance by being able to deliver new services and deploy the latest innovations on a global scale and on-demand. They are able to achieve breakthrough performance by breaking free of siloed, over-provisioned data centers.