Symantec Says Mid-Sized Data Centers Most Likely to Adopt Technologies
Symantec Corp. released the findings of its 2010 State of the Data Center study. The study found that mid-sized enterprises (2,000 to 9,999 employees) are more likely to adopt cutting-edge technologies such as cloud computing, deduplication, replication, storage virtualization, and continuous data protection than small or large enterprises to reduce IT costs and manage increasing complexity. Further, mid-sized enterprise data centers show more activity, with more IT managers predicting major changes to the data center and new applications in 2010. Mid-sized enterprises also place a higher importance on staffing and training than their small or large enterprise counterparts. The study is based on surveys of 1,780 data center managers in 26 countries in November 2009.