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Data Center Knowledge: Industry Perspectives

By David Schirmacher

The top issue that data center managers currently face is how to make their IT infrastructures more efficient and cost-effective. This is no easy task considering the volume of information the infrastructure is expected to handle.

For example, corporations, governments and other users created an estimated million gigabytes of information in 2009, according to the report “The Digital Universe Decade – Are You Ready?” by John Gantz and David Reinsel of IDC. The authors also report the digital data universe will explode to 35 zettabytes by 2020. Gartner Group agrees in its 2009 report indicating that enterprise data needs were expected to grow 650 percent through 2014.

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