Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "State Of Server Technology 2010," our report evaluating changes in the server market motivated by the push to consolidate data center systems, get power and cooling costs under control and make the most of the cloud.
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Recovery or not, maximizing existing resources is a top priority. Nearly two-thirds of our poll respondents said their server spending this year will stay even or increase only slightly over last year. Only 11% said they expect to spend more on servers this year, while nearly double (20%) plan to spend less.
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.