Date Added: Jan 2012
This second cycle of the Next Generation Datacenter (NGD) research shows that there has been modest progress in how organisations are preparing for changes in how ITC is used to support their businesses. However, in a flat economy, any progress is welcome, and it is good to see that more organisations are preparing to invest in their datacenter facilities and are also making use of external facilities to provide greater flexibility. It is good to see that, even under highly constrained economic conditions, there has been investment in datacenters that shows distinct benefits to the business. However, much remains to be done, and the move towards cloud computing will introduce greater stresses on existing and future datacenter requirements.