eWeek: Money, Virtualization Top Data Center Manager 2010 Wish List

More than a year after the global recession came roaring in and battered their IT budgets, data center managers are hoping to get at least some money back in 2010, according to IT professionals and analysts. They’re also looking at technologies:from virtualization and cloud computing to Cisco’s UCS and Intel’s “Nehalem EX” that will save some money on capital and operating expenses and spare some of the bottom line.

With the global recession in full swing for much of 2009, data center managers saw their IT budgets shredded while the demand for services only grew.

Given that, it’s no surprise that when data center professionals look to 2010, at the top of their wish list is money—not only money for their budgets, but also for technologies that will help them save money on the bottom line.

more of the eWeek article by Jeffrey Burt

Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.