Study reveals plans to unify and converge data centre platforms

The survey revealed that over 40 per cent of respondents are currently implementing or planning to adopt converged, unified platforms for their data centre and cloud needs.

The survey, aimed at IT and data centre decision makers in public and private sector organisations throughout the UK, was conducted online over a two month period. Respondents were asked to give their views on topics such as their use of cloud, colocation and other outsourcing options, plus the provisioning of server and storage capacity.

The results have provided important insights into the requirements and concerns of today’s businesses and the migration strategies of respondents. In particular, the high number of those planning to use public or hybrid cloud services (44 per cent) and those considering colocation (32 per cent) highlight the need and demand for new unified computing platforms to manage these issues. A further key indicator was that 57 per cent of respondents felt that it takes too long to be able to provision new server or storage capacity.

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