Datacenter heads hope for more revenue in 2010
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Datacenter heads hope for more revenue in 2010

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 31 December 2009, 05:36 Hrs   |    3 Comments
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Datacenter heads hope for more revenue in 2010
Bangalore: After having to battle against a global recession for the better part of 2009, but having weathered the economic storm, datacenter managers across the globe hope that 2010 will bring more money to the table to devote to IT, reports Maximum PC.

"They're hoping to see budgets again in 2010," said Roger Kay, an Analyst with Endpoint Technologies Associates. "Some dough is what they'd like. They're all for refreshing clients now that [Microsoft's Windows 7] is here, and generally shortening the average system life, but they have been severely constrained this year."

Whether or not datacenter managers get this wish remains to be seen. According to research firm Gartner, worldwide IT spending slid 5.2 percent in 2009, while enterprise spending dropped nearly 7 percent. IT spending is expected to grow by 3.3 percent in 2010, but at the same time, more than half of all CIOs surveyed said that they expect their budgets to remain flat or decline in 2010.

It's not all about money, though. According to Bob Gill, an Analyst with TheInfoPro, IT professionals put virtualization and cloud computing high on their wish lists.

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Reader's comments(3)
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Posted by:mick human - 02 Jan, 2010
2: Except for mega datacenters (from the likes of Google, MSoft, Yahoo, etc.) who can afford to get the best active equipment and the infrastructure needed, most of the small to medium datacenters will be extremely price-conscious.

YES, 2010 = Low Price, growth in BRIC & emerging economies!

2010 will see most likely see most component and infrastructure vendors re-engineer for lower cost & lower power products. There will be even more pricing pressures on SLA's and upgrades.

Also, there will be more growth in the enterprise sector as many deployed datacenters are not fully utilized in these economies. I suspect in emerging economies, there will be modest growth in virtualization and cloud computing. These are still too abstract for many businesses in emerging economies that need quantitative case studies and metrics for justification. Besides, considerable growth will come from small/medium businesses whose business models will not need high bandwidth/application intensive but rather medium to low bandwidth and lower application demands. Exceptions in chip design/EDA may pose as new market opportunities for virtualization but I remain skeptical on adoption of virtualization in this sector.

Overall, it will be an interesting dynamic in 2010 for low-cost vendors.
Posted by:Dr. MP Divakar - 31 Dec, 2009
3: ya but Whether or not datacenter managers get this wish remains to be seen.
Posted by:sagarika - 31 Dec, 2009