Data center purchasing intention survey

Despite a shaky economy, IT budgets are projected to grow.


The results are in from's second annual data center purchasing intentions survey . Despite a shaky economy,

IT budgets are projected to grow 5.12%--an increase over

respondents' budgets in 2007.

So where is this money being

spent? Primarily on Intel-based servers, VMware ESX virtualization,

configuration management database (CMDB) software, and data center power bills.

In addition to purchasing

trends, this year we tracked salary and hiring data. For some data center pros,

virtualization skills and saving the company money have paid off. But many

respondents said that IT certifications aren't worth the paper they're printed


The Data Center Decisions

2008 Purchasing Intentions outlines trends in server and software purchasing,

data center infrastructure and more. This year's survey also includes salary

and career information as well. Read the full story.

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