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Gartner predicts $143 billion in data center spending in 2014

Gartner announced its most recent IT spending forecast last week, and it contained some interesting points.  Migration to the cloud, adoption of mobile, and t

Gartner announced its most recent IT spending forecast last week, and it contained some interesting points.  Migration to the cloud, adoption of mobile, and the need for improved applications is driving big spending in data center systems and enterprise software.

In fact, enterprise software is predicted to have the largest growth in IT spend, increasing 6.9% this year. Within enterprise software, Gartner predicts that database management will be the largest market segment.

Richard Gordon, Gartner analyst, wrote:

"The Nexus of Forces (the convergence of social, mobile, cloud and information) continues to drive growth across key major software markets, such as CRM, database management systems (DBMSs), data integration tools and data quality tools," Mr. Gordon said. "In fact, organizational adoption of data management technologies to support the Nexus will cause spending on DBMSs to surpass operating systems, making the former the largest enterprise software market in 2014."

Based on what we see at our customers' and prospects' sites, this rings true. Most organizations are facing increased data growth, including volume of existing data types as well as new types of data. All of this drags along new techniques and technologies for data integration and management.

At Delphix, we believe that making data agile is one of the fundamental techniques to handling data growth, whether inside of existing data centers or in some form of cloud.