According to a new Gartner survey, data growth is the biggest data center hardware infrastructure challenge for large enterprises. In fact, more than half of respondents said they plan to expand capacity at existing datacenter sites by end of 2011.
“While all the top data center hardware infrastructure challenges impact cost to some degree, data growth is particularly associated with increased costs relative to hardware, software, associated maintenance, administration and services,” said April Adams, research director at Gartner. “Given that cost containment remains a key focus for most organizations, positioning technologies to show that they are tightly linked to cost containment, in addition to their other benefits, is a promising approach.”
As reported here by John West, Big Data is a huge issue for the HPC community as well.