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Data Center is VAR opportunity

VAR means Value Added Reseller

Channel players selling into data centers could see a bumper year, after more than 90 percent of data center managers revealed they are looking into deploying server virtualization or consolidation.

According to a Symantec survey released yesterday, the data center has become more demanding than ever, leaving data center managers with a laundry list of concerns.

"We knew going into this study that data centers were a challenging place, but the real challenges came in terms of cost: SLA's [service-level agreements] are going unmet; budgets are not increasing as fast as expenses; and there are many challenges associated with human resources," said Matt Fairbanks, senior director of product marketing in the Data Center Management Group at Symantec, in Cupertino, Calif.



I did get the Symantec's report via Julie (Dir @ Symantec) and will be making my own observations from that.

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