Business growth set to be constrained by lack of new data centre skills

By 2016, the availability of capacity and performance management skills for horizontally scaled architectures will be a major constraint or risk to growth for 80 per cent of major businesses.

‘While major organisations continue to maintain and sustain their conventional capacity-planning skills and tools, they need to regularly re-evaluate the tools available and develop the capacity and performance management skills present in the web-scale IT community,’ said Ian Head, research director at Gartner. ‘Web-scale IT organisations do things differently — they learn from one another. Conventional IT organisations can use some of the web-scale techniques heading for mainstream adoption in the next three years.’

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