Data center growth rides on virtualization, big data

Staff writer
telecomeasia.net
The virtualization of critical applications is expected to be the top driver of growth in date center capacity in the Asia-Pacific region over the next 12 months.
 
According to a survey by Forrester Consulting, 47% of data center decision makers believe that virtualization will push growth within a year.
 
The survey, commissioned by Digital Realty Trust, covered 245 senior experts in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia.
 
Results show that 46% of those polled see big data as the top driver while 41% point to data center consolidation.
 
Other top growth drivers cited were business growth (39%), business continuity (34%) and storage growth (32%).
 
The survey shows that the most important considerations for respondents were location and resiliency, when making decisions about new data center facility investments.

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