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Gartner Predicts Increase in AU Data Center Activity in 2012

by: Sarah Joson

Thursday, March 1, 2012 | Outsourcing News |

IT research and consultancy firm Gartner recently released its data center market predictions which show that data centers in Australia will reach 49,577 this year, but would drop to 45,545 by 2015.  

According to one of Gartnerís Research Vice-presidents, Phil Sargeant, companies in Australia are looking for better solutions in managing their data centers. Many are thinking of using the internet to consolidate and transfer data from several physical sites into one to two sites. It was also predicted that AU$2 billion will be spent by Australian firms this year on data center hardware.

Naveen Mishra, another Research Vice-president at Gartner, said that according to business leaders theyíve spoken to, budgets for data centers will be controlled while the operations are eyed to provide greater return on investments due to constant upgrades of the technologies needed for the sites.

Furthermore, it is said that high construction costs for data centers in Australia, support issues, and long-term and fixed contracts with vendors are starting to become off-putting. This resulted to frustrated companies in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane and drove them to rethink about their data center outsourcing strategies and contemplate on building data center captives of their own with cloud integration.


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