Data center system spending is likely to increase 2.3 percent in 2014 to reach $143 billion, said Gartner.
In 2013, data center spending declined 0.2 percent to $140 billion.
In terms of enterprise network equipment trends, cloud and mobility are the biggest demand drivers.
Virtualization and cloud adoption are generating significant market traction for data center Ethernet switches, and the proliferation of mobile endpoints is continuing to drive significant demand for the wireless LAN equipment market.
Worldwide IT spending will increase 3.2 percent to $3.8 trillion in 2014, said Gartner.
Worldwide IT Spending Forecast (Billions of U.S. Dollars)
|Data Center Systems||140||-0.2||143||2.3|
Source: Gartner (April 2014)