Blogger's note: Baseline's slideshow below revolves around difficulties with budgets and competent data center staffing. Many IT operations groups are trying to manage two complex lines of business:
- information technology operations
- mission critical facilities infrastructure.
Many IT operations leaders have come to realize that these two disciplines are too much for their staff. These organizations outsource the mission critical facilities discipline (data center compliance, hardened buildings, power, cooling, fire suppression, security, and telecom) to improve service levels and focus on building and delivering reliable IT infrastructure.
Baseline: Hard Times in the Data Center
IT leaders say they're having trouble keeping their data centers staffed with competent, trained employees. Budget strains, training woes, and recruiting issues are among the issues at hand. These statistics come from the 2010 edition of Symantec's annual State of the Data Center report.