There is overwhelming evidence that spending on servers is slowing down significantly across a number of market sectors, in some cases by up to a factor of five, according to research conducted by TechNavio from Infiniti Research.
 
Using TechNavio—a research solution that addresses the spectrum of intelligence needs of IT industry sales and strategic planning teams—Infiniti has identified the trend as the direct result of virtualization deployment and the drive to greener computing.

While the initial pace will be set by large enterprises, the long-term play in green computing is clearly in the small to mid-sized business sector, which typically is less efficient in that they use lower-end servers, and have not gone through server consolidation on the same scale as their larger peers.
 
TechNavio identified Stonebridge Bank, a small regional bank in Pennsylvania as an organization driving this trend. It has recently gone from 131 servers to just 26.
 
One other key finding of its research is the impact server consolidation and virtualization will have on the environment.
 
For more information about Infiniti Research findings, visit www.technavio.com.

Source: DMReview

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