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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Exactly half of the business technology pros responding to our poll said their organizations' servers have sufficient local storage to accommodate just the operating system and hypervisor, but their applications reside on networked storage. More than one-third said they don't need much networked storage--their servers are big enough to handle it all. The remaining 15% said no room at the inn-their servers are diskless and boot from SAN or NAS devices.
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.