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20 Nov 2017

What is the Datacenter Landscape in ANZ – Findings from IDC Australia

SYDNEY, 22 November, 2017 – IDC has just published the IDC Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) Enterprise Infrastructure and Datacenter Survey. This survey was conducted from April to August 2017 and includes more than 1100 (including 123 from ANZ) respondents from enterprise datacenter operators who are at different maturity stages of their datacenter and their future datacenter strategies. Areas of inquiry include the following:

• What are the top datacenter initiatives?

• How will your organisation’s overall enterprise infrastructure spending increase or decrease in 2017 compared to 2016?

• What do enterprises currently have deployed and have planned for deployment, Hyperconverged and Networking?

• How have your Capex and Opex changed from 2016 to 2017?

• Factors driving colocation and choice of service provider?

• How will you manage your future datacenter needs?

• What has driven your edge strategy?

• How will you overcome your datacenter challenges?

“The survey report compares the results for Australia and New Zealand to the Rest of Asia with some major differences in regards to, the availability of skilled staff, the take up of hyperconverged and priorities around SDN / SD-WAN”, says Annemarie Kikos, Research Director, IDC Australia, “which comes as no surprise given the fact that ANZ is further along their enterprise infrastructure maturity. However, Edge computing is a pretty new concept in Asia Pacific across the board and the majority of organisations do not have an edge strategy, which creates an opportunity to service providers to further educate enterprises to speed up the awareness of edge computing.”

The survey report found that more than 50% of downtime problems experienced in datacenters in the past 12 months are due to system failures. 61% of ANZ respondents see improving network performance (such as speed) as a major driver for investing in their networking priorities.

"This survey also provides recommendations for tech users on their datacenter strategies. To support an organisation’s digital transformation journey, embracing a hybrid cloud approach will be more successful as opposed to relying solely on traditional infrastructure or going for just public or private cloud", says Cynthia Ho, Research Manager, IDC Asia/Pacific ESAW.

For more information regarding the 2017 Asia/Pacific Enterprise Infrastructure and Datacenter Survey please contact Annemarie Kikos and Cynthia Ho     


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For more information, contact:

Annemarie AJ Kikos
+61 2 9925 2225

Michelle Schaerer
+61 2 9925 2258