IT & Network Infrastructure : 2010 Data Center Wish List: More Money, Virtualization, Cloud Computing
Data center administrators in 2009 saw their budgets hammered by the global recession. So as the calendar turns to 2010 and signs of a recovery begin to emerge, topping their wish list for the upcoming year is money, according to IT professionals and industry analysts. Specifically, IT administrators are hoping to get some of their budgets back, though a Gartner report from earlier this year says that might not happen for many of them. However, other wish list items are aimed at reducing data center capital and operating expenses, while making it easier to manage the resources within the facility. Those items revolve around virtualization and cloud computing, as well as hardware such as systems sporting Intel's processor code-named Nehalem EX, Cisco's UCS and IBM's XIV enterprise storage system.