The top two 2010 priorities of global CIOs are virtualization and cloud computing, according to aGartner survey released in January. That has led some to conjecture that we’re moving toward a world where a few big players like Google, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft will host all of the world’s enterprise data centers and companies will simply rent capacity from these big infrastructure providers.
EMC CEO Joe Tucci doesn’t buy it.”We have a different vision,” Tucci said on Monday at EMC World 2010 in Boston.
Tucci believes enterprises aren’t going to give up their existing investments in custom applications and configurations for things like ERP and line-of-business apps. But, he also acknowledged that the current data center situation is not sustainable.
“IT infrastructure has gotten too complex, too inefficient, too inflexible, and too costly,” Tucci said. Plus,”You’re managing a lot more with the same or less resources,”he told the IT professionals at EMC World, referring to the fact that IT departments are managing an ever-growing and ever-more-valuable collection of corporate data on a stagnant IT budget.
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