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Ailing datacentres to seek relief in cloud computing

Ailing datacentres to seek relief in cloud computing

Migration phase will be the major source of headaches for CIOs, says IDC.

Hobbled by rising operational costs, below-standard utilisation levels and increasing technological complexities, seven-year old data centres are facing a fuzzy horizon. Based on the latest research findings on data centres by market intelligence provider IDC, complexities and redundancies will fester in the migration stage.

The current economic recession has neither made things easier for chief information officers (CIOs), who are still at a loss on where to start tackling the problem.

"There is a lot of pent-up demand for revamping and building new data centres that have been postponed due to the ongoing recession," said Avneesh Saxena, group vice president for domain research at IDC Asia Pacific.

IDC predicted that IT-driven companies are likely to rely heavily on cloud computing services offered by other organisations to preempt paralysis of operations because of more problematic situations.

The catch, however, is that these companies must not waste time in planning for a responsive IT framework as an essential prerequisite. IDC stressed that this is especially crucial for companies wishing to build their own private or internal clouds.

"Meanwhile, the demand for IT has not gone down and CIOs worry about coping with the turnaround as and when it comes through," Saxena noted. "This has to lead to the emergence of an adaptive and elastic IT framework, whether inside or outside the organisation."

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