Data center modernization will continue to drive infrastructure spend across the globe. The future of the data center market much depends on the need for mission critical priorities of the organization. Storage modernization (incl. Containerisation) and consolidation, backup and recovery, and disaster recovery are likely to remain as relevant drivers.
The IT industry is currently incubating more of disruptive technologies than sustaining technologies, e.g. software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined storage, network function virtualization; extremely low-energy processors and webscale-integrated infrastructure. Emerging technologies such as hyper-converged integrated systems and storage technologies based on software-defined storage would eventually replace the traditional ECB storage market. With increased focus on mobility and big data activities across the globe, software defined networking (SDN) is heading for a rapid growth. Therefore, enterprise networking will continue to be one of the biggest segments within infrastructure market.