Originally Published on Data Center Frontier

imagesThe data center has become the home of all new digital content, cloud services, and a number of new kinds of industry disrupting organizations. As more companies find benefits around cloud and data center services; investment in the data center market will continue to grow. Global spending on IaaS is expected to reach almost $16.5 billion in 2015, an increase of 32.8 percent from 2014, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2019 forecast at 29.1 percent, according to Gartner’s latest forecast. Furthermore, Gartner points out that, in 2014, the absolute growth of public cloud IaaS workloads surpassed the growth of on-premises workloads (of any type) for the first time. Gartner’s 2015 CIO survey indicates that 83 percent of CIOs consider cloud IaaS as an infrastructure option, and 10 percent are already cloud-first with cloud IaaS as their default infrastructure choice.

The latest AFCOM State of the Data Center survey indicated that not only spend was increasing; but density as well.

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