Cloud computing continues to take a bite out of the data center market, as new projections from Gartner Inc. show barely any spending growth for the year.
Worldwide IT spending on the data center system segment is expected to grow by only 0.3 percent this year, Gartner says. Despite that low number, it is better news that last year, which actually saw negative growth.
“We are seeing a shift in who is buying servers and who they are buying them from,” explained John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner. “Enterprises are moving away from buying servers from the traditional vendors and instead renting server power in the cloud from companies such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft. This has created a reduction in spending on servers which is impacting the overall data center system segment.”
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