Growth in Cloud Adoption Facilitates the Demand for IT Professionals to Consider Critical Infrastructure
August 24, 2014 - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
With the 2014 Global Datacenter Census nearing completion some interesting information is already being revealed. DCD Intelligence forecasts that by the end of 2014 almost 50% of Australian organisations will be deploying and/or have already deployed some form of Cloud computing into their IT infrastructure, particularly in a hybrid version. 2013's Census reported that Australia is one of the three most expensive markets in the world for datacentre operational costs, so it is no real surprise that the Australian market is one of the world's leading adopters of cloud computing.
Based on last year's census data deployment of Cloud infrastructure architecture grew from 17% in 2011 to 45% in 2014 compared to the global average which grew from 11% in 2011 to 35% in 2014. That is 150% growth in 3 years in Australia compared to 106% globally.
IT professions are now faced with many challenges when considering the Cloud, the right implementation provides security, accessibility and cost efficiency whilst considering the organizations needs in flexibility, scalability and agility. Another byproduct of increased rates of cloud adoption are IT professionals and facility engineers now need to be fluent in networking, telecommunications and financial management to make informed decisions on how IT is to be deployed. With cloud computing becoming more reliable, affordable and secure, the decisions on how enterprises invest and roll out IT services efficiently will rest on those with experience and knowledge of both IT and facilities.
This October 7th, Melbourne will host DCD's 3rd Converged conference at the Melbourne Convention Centre. This annual event will discuss and dissect the industry from the perspective of cloud computing, software defined everything, server and rack technologies, as well as efficiencies in cooling, networks and power management. This years 20 speaker conference program will include a diverse range of speakers from NAB, Lonely Planet, Intel, Aptira, Australian Institute of Energy, Oracle, EY and OUA - representing a cross-section of industries from both the facility and IT side of the house.
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