The 10 Biggest Data Center Stories Of 2010


The economic recovery leads to a resurgence in data center spending in 2010.

IDC estimated that worldwide server factory revenue rose 11 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period of 2009.

Worldwide PC shipments surpassed 88.3 million units in the third quarter of 2010, up 7.6 percent over last year, according to Gartner.

Second quarter 2010 worldwide disk storage systems revenue grew 20.7 percent over last year, while the capacity of all those disks grew 54.6 percent.

And IDC reported the worldwide market for data center power distribution units, UPSs, cooling, and racks slipped 1.8 percent in the second quarter of 2010 compared to the same period last year, but shipments were up 2.6 percent during the same period.