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Australia: Data Centre Technology Spending to Hit $1.77b - Report
Source: idg.no
Source Date: Monday, September 30, 2013
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Internet Governance
Country: Australia
Created: Oct 08, 2013

Australian organisations are forecast to spend $1.77 billion on data centre technology in 2013 as companies look to upgrade old facilities or invest in new data centres, according to Gartner research.

The analyst firm found there are currently 64,521 data centres in Australia. However, the majority (53,087) are classed as a single site while 11,095 are computer rooms. In addition, 243 facilities are classified as midsized data centres, 85 as enterprise data centres and 10 as large facilities.

Gartner Australia managing vice president Matthew Boon said that many companies have almost or have already run out of space so a major focus is what their data centre will look like in the next 10 to 20 years.

"One of the biggest trends we are seeing in Australia is a shift towards converged infrastructure where servers, storage and networking are converged into a single environment. This is having an impact on the sort of data centres organisations are building and how they power or cool the facilities."

(By Hamish Barwick)

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