Virtualization and Data Center Surprises

August 8, 2011 No Comments

It isn’t surprising that virtualization topped the list of technologies expected to have the biggest impact on data center investments over the next two years, according to a new Network World study, but the survey turned up some surprises as well.

One surprise: The 376 respondents reported a healthy average ratio of opex to capex data center spending: 53% to 47%, respectively. That shows companies have been successful implementing technologies that require less care and feeding, freeing more money up for investment in innovation, a marked departure from the 80/20 opex to capex ratio so often cited in this business.

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