Strong Disk Storage Sales a Major Booster
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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