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Investments in private and public clouds will spur worldwide server sales over the next four years to the tune of $9.4bn (£5.8bn), according to IDC. The bean counter estimates 1.2 million systems that underpin public cloud deployments will be shipped by 2015, a compound annual growth rate of 21 per cent and 570,000 servers to be …

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Spur server sales?

I'm not sure I understand this - surely cloud computing is meant to increase the efficient use of computing resource by making increasing virtualisation, dynamic load redistribution, shared redundancy, the common use of shared resources, thin provisioning and all those other good things that we are being told of. No doubt there will have to be expenditure on new resources to realise this dream, but if it doesn't result in less hardware being purchased in the long run, then something has surely failed.

Of course the suspicion that this is yet another over-sold concept by the IT industry selling impossible dreams to gullible senior management cannot possibly be true...

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No it wont... for the obvious reasons...

No it wont... for the obvious reasons...

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