Operators Reveal Their Data Center Plans in Latest Infonetics Study

"...Data center owners want to increase the value of their existing data center assets-no matter the extent of server virtualization-as a means to increase revenue via cloud services, both to keep their current customers satisfied and to attract new customers." Michael Howard, Principal Analyst and Co-founder, Infonetics Research (Graphic: Infonetics Research)

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CAMPBELL, Calif.--()--Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Data Center Deployment Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey, which delves into operator plans for data center expansion, interconnection, capacity, physical servers, virtualization, and SAN and storage technologies.

ANALYST NOTE

“Server virtualization has been the focus of the data center industry for several years now, and the largest data center owners and internet content providers like Google are ubiquitously exploiting virtual machines,” notes Michael Howard, principal analyst for carrier networks and co-founder of Infonetics Research. “Yet the reality is the bulk of data center owners are more pedestrian in their deployments, finding it more operationally convenient to leave many areas of their data centers alone, using server virtualization for only select applications.”

Howard continues: “But to be sure, data center owners want to increase the value of their existing data center assets—no matter the extent of server virtualization—as a means to increase revenue via cloud services, both to keep their current customers satisfied and to attract new customers.”

DATA CENTER SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • More operators than anticipated plan to continue investing in Fibre Channel for their data centers, even in the face of growing usage of the newer Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • The number of data center server LAN connections is growing quickly, with 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections growing the most
  • The average capacity of a data center WAN connection is expected to increase more than twofold from 2012 to 2014
  • While the use of virtual machines in data centers continues to grow, many servers are not yet virtualized

DATA CENTER SURVEY SYNOPSIS

For its 23-page data center survey, Infonetics interviewed incumbent and competitive service providers and cloud specialists that have data centers with at least 100 servers. The survey provides insights into data center interconnection strategies; storage network investments; data network technologies deployed; WAN/internet connection capacities; and number of physical servers, virtual machines, Ethernet and SAN interfaces in use at medium, large, and super data centers. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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Contacts

Infonetics Research
Michael Howard, +1-408-583-3351
Co-Founder and Principal Analyst, Carrier Networks
michael@infonetics.com
Twitter: @MichaelVHoward

Release Summary

Excerpts from Infonetics' Data Center Deployment Strategies Survey, which explores operator plans for expansion, interconnection, capacity, physical servers, virtualization, SAN and storage.

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Contacts

Infonetics Research
Michael Howard, +1-408-583-3351
Co-Founder and Principal Analyst, Carrier Networks
michael@infonetics.com
Twitter: @MichaelVHoward