The 10 Biggest Data Center Stories Of 2010

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The increasingly virtualized nature of the data center, combined with customers looking for ways to outsource all or part of their IT infrastructures, has resulted in an increase in the adoption of cloud computing.

A Gartner survey in mid-2010 estimated that cloud-computing services account for about 10.2 percent of external IT services spending. About 39 percent of survey respondents said they allocated IT budget to cloud computing as a key initiative for their organization.

Gartner also said that about one-third of cloud computing spending is a continuation from the previous budget year, one third is new spending, and 14 percent is spending diverted from a different budget category.

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