Those expecting a return to pre-recessionary orderingpatterns from data centre customers might have to wait slightly longer thanthey were expecting.
A warning was sounded by Iain Stephen, vice presidentof enterprise server and StorageWorks (ESS) UKand Irelandat Hewlett-Packard, as the vendor updated its blade and networking portfolio.
“I haven’t met a CIO or IT director that thinks their budgetis going up in 2010,” he added “It is looking as if it is going to be as tough[as this year in terms of getting budget].”
As a result he said users would continue to look for costsavings by reducing running and maintenance costs.
But Stephen warned that delaying investment was not adecision customers could necessarily keep making as the existing infrastructurewas aging and unable to cope with the increased demands.
“Most infrastructures were designed a long time ago, fromtwo to ten years,” he said.