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03 Apr 2017

Australian Datacenter – yesterday’s infrastructure will not cut it!

SYDNEY, April 4th, 2017, Exponential ICT growth and new Datacenter demands are putting tremendous pressure on traditional IT systems in Australia, according to recently published IDC research. Market drivers such as digital transformation, as-a-service models and requirements for operational efficiency - such as greater use of automation - are resulting in more than 60% of enterprise IT organizations committing to multicloud architectures by 2018. This is, driving up the rate and pace of change in IT organisations.

"In addition, we are seeing a shift in the ownership model " says IDC research director Annemarie Kikos, "enterprises are building fewer datacenters and are relying on service providers to provide datacenter services from their newly build facilities".

As such, the traditional IT on-premise market is predicted to be reduced by 50% in 2020. Instead Enterprise organisations are increasingly looking to the private cloud on / off premises as well as public cloud off premises. "Digital disruption is real" said Annemarie "in that 75% of top 500 S& P companies will be replaced by 2027 unless they become digitally astute and increase DX spending throughout their organisation. This applies specially in Datacenter where IDC is forecasting 29% of the DX spend (globally) will go".

IDC expects 37% of datacenter compute capacity will be installed in hyperscale datacenters in 2017.

The total Datacenter market in Australia is a broad spectrum of participants ranging from Datacenter owners/operators to Hyperscale providers to IT infrastructure providers. Datacenter facility providers will seek infrastructure, network and management partners as fewer datacenters will be constructed.

This media release relates to document #AP42153817, "Market Analysis Perspective: Australia Datacenter Infrastructure Trends, 2017 — Delivering "New IT" via Transformed Datacenters

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Annemarie Kikos

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+61 2 9925 2225

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Regions Covered


Topics Covered

Digital Transformation, Enterprise server

For more information, contact:

Annemarie AJ Kikos
+61 2 9925 2225