The case for a re-envisioned data center is being made every day, and at an increasingly urgent pace. Growing technology demands, transforming global economics, corporate efficiency initiatives, and required business agility are among the drivers making change not merely a strategy, but a prerequisite for survival. CIO organizations that don’t focus strategic attention and investment in the data center physical infrastructure are destined to be left behind. The good news is that when it comes to data centers, the future has already arrived—in the form of Data Center 2.0. Forward thinking businesses are already reaping the benefits of this new strategy, which has potential for transformation to data centers from expensive and unwieldy barriers to innovation into the kind of powerful and adaptable engines that can move businesses forward at the formidable speed of now.