(The Hosting News) – To buy or not to buy? That seems to be the question among enterprise IT buyers weighing server purchases according to Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services. During the technology solution provider’s recent social media conversation sweep of IT decision makers, many indicated they were considering taking it to the cloud when it came to server purchases.
In its survey of social media conversations among mid- to large-size enterprise IT decision makers conducted between December 2010 and February 2011, Logicalis noted 800 mentions about server purchasing, with over one in four pondering whether it makes sense to consider cloud services rather than purchase a server.
Among IT professionals who indicated they were buying servers, reasons included:
· Increasing capacity
· Upgrading security
· Improving performance and/or service
· Selecting a better vendor
· Purchasing a new server as a backup, or replacing a current server and then using it for back up
Among IT buyers considering cloud computing, reasons included:
· Buying computing as a service for an agreed service level and a lower, fixed monthly cost
· Obtaining required software on demand with guaranteed availability and cost tied to usage
· Paying for peak usage as required, rather than purchasing additional servers
· Saving money by not having to purchase servers
“As a provider of technology from Cisco, HP and IBM, and a cloud services provider, Logicalis is uniquely positioned to provide or build server and cloud solutions,” said Mike Martin, Director of Cloud Computing, Logicalis. “We take a consultative approach to server purchases and cloud solutions, understanding that many organizations are requiring both. New strategies around private cloud can incorporate the best of both worlds.”
Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications & collaboration; data center; and professional and managed services.
Logicalis Group employs over 1,900 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 5,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators, specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues in excess of $4 billion.
For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.