EMC Opens New Datacenter

Posted on: November 11, 2011

  • EMC Corp. recently announced that it has opened a new datacenter in Durham, North Carolina. The 450,000 square foot Center of Excellence (COE) is EMC’s seventh datacenter and the first one in the US. The other six COE’s are located in India, China, Egypt, Israel, Ireland and Russia.


  • The new COE will extend EMC’s private cloud and will support more than 50,000 users across 400 corporate offices in more than 80 countries. In addition to the data center, the COE includes 130,000 square feet of space for research and development labs. COEs perform essential services for EMC business units, including engineering and research and development, customer service, translation services, IT and technical support, and customer executive briefings.


  • With the increasing spending on IT and rapid growth of virtualization and cloud computing, huge data centers have become a necessity in the global IT environment. Worldwide IT spending is expected to total $3.67 trillion in 2011, a 7.1% increase from $3.43 trillion in 2010, according to the latest outlook from Gartner. Spending on public cloud services are expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 19% for the 2010-2015 period.


  • According to market research firm Infonetics, North American enterprises plan to increase their data center infrastructure spending by roughly 25% in 2011.


  • We believe the increasing adoption of cloud-based technology will be a key growth driver for EMC. EMC has invested $40.0 million in the cloud infrastructure business and expects to grow from its cloud-computing initiatives. Moreover, new products and cloud-computing initiatives are expected to drive revenue growth in 2011 and beyond.

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