IDC Canada Ltd.'s technology predictions for 2010 foresee the data centre space continuing to heat up as vendors and customers make significant investments in that area. Technologies like converged infrastructures, for instances, will simplify provisioning and re-provisioning of applications.
"Vendors will fight to grab a larger piece of the data centre pie," said Vito Mabrucco, senior vice-president with the Toronto-based research firm.
There will be a focus on storage that is smarter, but not necessarily bigger in capacity, as organizations demand storage solutions that add value like deduplication, rather than just adding capacity, said Mabrucco.
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