Data Center Trends for 2014

Budgets for 2014 reveal Data Center Trends

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IT Infrastructure Strategy CharterNew technologies and applications are impacting the data center management processes.  This includes cloud computing, social media, mobile computing and other trends are which are placing stresses on the day-to-day operations of data centers. Those demands are impacting IT data center strategies and purchasing decisions.

  • IT purchasing policy – Many CIOs and IT Managers expect the slowly recovering macro-economic climate would cause enterprises to take a conservative approach to spending. Janco has found that about one quarter of all CIOs say they do not foresee any changes in their IT data center budget in 2014
  • Servers – a recent survey revealed one in five Data Center Managers plan to purchase more blade servers in 2014 compared to 2013, while 23.6% said they intended to purchase about the same amount of blade servers this year.
  • Cloud Processing for Servers – Server virtualization continues to be a big part of data center strategies. Over the next 12 months, a whopping 3 out of four CIOs said they plan to expand their server virtualization deployments.
  • Cloud computing – The cloud continues to make inroads into businesses with its ability to provide data access to employees anytime, anywhere.

Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA's Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.