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Business continuance, disaster recovery top priorities for IT executives


November 7, 2011
By Anthony Capkun

November 1, 2011 – CableExpress, a manufacturer of data centre and cabling infrastructure solutions, released the results of its Data Centre Executive Survey. Top line results of the survey reveal that business continuance and disaster recovery are top priorities for the next generation of data centre design. The survey also shows that 79% of IT executives are looking to implement 40/100 gigabit ethernet within the next two years.

Survey results were gathered at the annual Data Centre Symposium, hosted by CXtec and Teracai. Delegates represented companies in the commercial, education, financial services and healthcare sectors. Representative organizations had an average company size of 10,000 employees, 18% of which are ranked in the Fortune 500 list.

100% of IT executives surveyed say they will be adopting technologies such as converged data centre fabric and higher speeds (like 40/100 Gigabit ethernet), while 79% of respondents say they will begin implementation within the next two years.

Attendees ranked business continuance, disaster recovery, backup and maximizing uptime as their top concerns as they look to design their next-gen data centre infrastructure—more so than agility, and capital and operational expenses, which were ranked Number 2 and 3 overall, respectively.