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Data Center Infrastructure Management Market Growing Globally

December 30, 2016

Data center and network operators are facing incredibly high demands from a connected world that is generating massive amounts of data. Everyone from individual users to multinational enterprises are using cloud services, real-time applications, streaming rich media and communicating using voice, video and data 24/7. This requires data centers and network operators to manage the resources they have with extreme efficiency using the latest available technology. Our dependence on data centers is highlighted by the report published by Technavio, in which the data center infrastructure management market is slated to grow at double digit rates through 2020. The growth in data center management is taking place while transforming network infrastructure solutions are being deployed.

According to Technavio, the complexity in the data center environment is being driven by the cloud, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), and virtualization to name a few. All of these developments require data centers that are being operated at optimal levels and networks that are being operated with the same efficiency.

The firm says the global data center infrastructure management (DCIM) market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 15 percent through 2020. With around 20 to 30 percent of resources and data centers not being properly utilized, the double digit growth highlights the level of efficiency that currently exist in the market. Comatose servers and storage, along with inefficient cooling systems and networks that are not fully optimized are contributing to what is taking place with data centers.

The next four years will also see a growth of nearly 13 percent of CAGR in the global data center construction market according to the analysts at Technavio. Data centers are being built by public entities such as state and local governments as well as communication service providers and co-location vendors for government agencies.

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The growth in data center construction along with data center infrastructure management are coming at a time when transforming network infrastructure technologies are also being deployed. By working together both industries will be able to efficiently manage the large volumes of traffic and data that will be transmitted and stored in the infrastructures they build.

In addressing the growth in the public sector, Technavio said, "Many colocation and managed cloud hosting providers are allocating private spaces in their data centers for government agencies to offer cloud and big data analytics, which will, in turn, contribute to the growth of this market in the coming years."

Another driver the report pointed out was the growth of the global virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market, which will grow more than at a CAGR of over 11 percent by 2021. It is important to point the growth of this segment out, because VDI allows enterprises to centrally manage the resources and enterprise data centers or server rooms. This eliminates the need to have thousands of individual systems, but it will require data centers to be managed properly and network operators to deploy transforming network infrastructure to ensure the efficiency that is taking place by data centers doesn't get lost in networks that are not being optimized.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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