Doing More with Less: Decisions to be Made in 2017

SteveAbraham_thumbnail Steven Abraham December 20, 2016

Note: The following has been submitted as a guest post to CommScope Blogs by Steve Abraham, senior manager of Equinix Infrastructure Services (EIS) at Equinix. Opinions and comments provided in this guest post, as with all posts to CommScope Blogs, are that of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of CommScope.

I just returned home from the CommScope “Expect More” road show, presenting on the future of technology and answering questions about the industry as a whole. What I discovered is that customers still have plenty of questions about emerging multi tenant data center trends.

Do they need to rent space? Should they build their own data center? What about the cloud? The answer is that there is no one answer to all these questions. It really depends on the customers’ businesses, their needs and let’s face it, their budget. More and more, the money available to build simply isn’t there, or budgets need to be stretched to do more with less. As my industry colleague at IDC, Jennifer Cooke, said at the road show, “IT funding for digital transformation is challenging.”

There’s a lot to think about as we head into 2017, and companies solidify budgets for the coming year. I talk a little more about it in this video.

About the Author


Steven Abraham

Steven Abraham is Senior Manager of Equinix Infrastructure Services (EIS) for Equinix, based out of Redwood City, CA. As one of the co-creators of the EIS business line, Steven has grown the business by focusing on customized data center requirements with specialty in physical security, structured cabling and power utilization. The goal of these services is an enhanced customer experience from an onboarding and operational standpoint.