Survey shows varying attitudes towards new data centre technologies
Sentrum has released new research findings which show that 50 per cent of senior IT decision makers would consider using emerging technologies in the data centre if the price was right, whilst a further 30 per cent also cited an interest in experimenting with new technology irrespective of where it was deployed.
‘Surprisingly, the research has identified varying opinions which suggest that the industry is perhaps more willing than ever before to investigate new technology options,’ said Franek Sodzawiczny, CDO and co-founder at Sentrum. ‘Yet, on the other hand the report also showed overwhelmingly (64 per cent) that specialist data centre knowledge and expertise remains key during the selection of a new data centre operator. So perhaps it’s more a question of trust?’
The fourth report in the research series – entitled ‘The Data Centre Gamble’ – was commissioned to question a number of issues facing the data centre sector, one of which was current attitudes towards advancements in plant and infrastructure technologies. Despite some strong claims being made about steps that may be taken to uncover cost savings, 47 per cent of large companies remained resolute that they would only ever use ‘best of breed’ technologies, whilst 31 per cent cited that they would not use a cheaper data centre operator that was offering emerging technologies to reduce costs.