User Survey Analysis: Key Trends Shaping the Future of Data Center Infrastructure Through 2011


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What's hot and what's not in the data center for 2011? Our 2010 Data Center IT Issues and Priorities survey explored not only the top projects and technologies that large enterprises are implementing, but also the underlying assumptions that are driving investment and change in the data center.

Table of Contents

  • Survey Objective
  • Data Insights
    • Data Growth Is No. 1 Challenge for Data Center Hardware Infrastructure
    • Large Enterprises Are Struggling With Performance and Scalability
    • Network-Related Challenges Rear Their Ugly Head
    • Business Continuity and Availability Needs Drive Strategic Change in the Data Center
    • Large Enterprises Define the Technology Projects They Are Implementing to Enable Strategic Change in the Data Center
    • Their Philosophical Approach to Change in the Data Center
    • Data Center Demographics
    • Technology Investment Plans
    • Implications for the Cloud
    • Demographics
  • Methodology
  • Recommended Reading
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