(14-Jan-10) Demands for IT capacity are unrelenting and often unpredictable, making it difficult for CIOs in mid-market businesses to keep up with the pace of change.
Growth from mergers, acquisitions and geographic expansion have resulted in server sprawl across many server rooms or aging data center infrastructures which are not able to meet future needs. How can anyone design a server room to last 10 to 20 years when the technology it supports changes every two or three years?
Even in this economic downturn, mid-size businesses are still feeling the heat - literally - in their server rooms. Recent surveys by InfoTech Research Group indicate that smaller companies face greater challenges in running out of power, space and cooling with 43 percent of them planning to build a new server room in the next 12-24 months.