Strong Disk Storage Sales a Major Booster

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2008-12-23 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Disk storage, sales of which continue to spiral upward, is a key factor in maintaining data center growth.

Researcher IDC reported this month that third-quarter factory revenues posted solid growth of 8.8 percent year over year, totaling $4.9 billion in the quarter. The total disk storage systems market grew to $6.6 billion in revenues, up 1.1 percent from the same period a year ago. Total disk storage systems capacity shipped reached 2,170 petabytes-which is a whopping growth of 41.7 percent.

Originally, AFCOM was the acronym for the Association for Computer Operations Management. Now it's simply branded as AFCOM. Founded in 1980, it claims to be the only association "dedicated to providing education and resources for data center managers."

Its espoused mission is to "enable data center management professionals to share industry best practices by providing a forum for dissemination of critical information; to provide education on key data center management issues; to provide the industry's most comprehensive insight and analysis in key areas affecting all data-intensive organizations; and to be the most comprehensive and effective resource available to the overall data center community."

The report, "The Current Economy and Its Impact on the Data Center," contains responses from IT managers representing 133 large-scale data centers worldwide. They were received during the six-day period from Nov. 18, 2008, to Nov. 24, 2008.

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Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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