The Data Center Purchasing Intentions Survey Report

An overview by Matt Stansberry, Senior Site Editor,

The results are in from’s second annual data center purchasing intentions survey.

Despite a shaky economy, IT budgets are projected to grow 5.12%


So where is this money being spent?

1-      Primarily on Intel-based servers,

2-      VMware ESX virtualization,

3-      configuration management database (CMDB) software

4-      and data center power bills.


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One Response to The Data Center Purchasing Intentions Survey Report

  1. deinoscloud says:

    According to Forrester Research, 54% of enterprises and 53% of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have implemented x86 server virtualization or will do so within the next 12 months; and while that is a lot, it still leaves 46% of enterprises and 47% of SMBs that haven’t virtualized.

    One main reason for deciding not to virtualize is a lack of resources to implement a new technology, especially during a recession when many IT departments have shrunk, Mann said.

    In fact, 40% of enterprises say they lack the time and resources to move forward with virtualization projects, and 30% cite a lack of technical skills, according to a 2008 EMA survey, called “Virtualization and Management: Trends, Forecasts, and Recommendations.”

    What’s more, only 31% of companies that have deployed virtualization say they are confident they have the skills and resources to manage it, the EMA report shows.

    The other big reason not to virtualize is the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality; data centers with good server utilization rates, for instance, don’t see a need for it, said Illuminata Inc. analyst Gordon Haff.

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