A new study has found data growth to be the biggest data center hardware infrastructure challenge faced by large enterprises.
According to a recent survey by Gartner, the exponential expansion of data has been named as the major issue by 47 per cent of respondents.
This was followed by system performance and scalability and network congestion and connectivity architecture.
As a result, 62 per cent of those questioned revealed that they will be investing in data archiving or retirement by the end of 2011.
The news may also encourage organizations to invest in data quality tools to ensure that the data which they capture is accurate and useful.
"While all the top data center hardware infrastructure challenges impact cost to some degree, data growth is particularly associated with increased costs relative to hardware, software, associated maintenance, administration and services," said April Adams, research director at Gartner.
Meanwhile, earlier this year, the research company revealed that worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach $2.4 trillion in 2011.
Posted by Paul Newman