Holiday Wish Lists

By Adam Burnham | December 23, 2015

With winter vacation only mere hours away, we here at the Markley Group want to wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and the brightest of new years.

While boys and girls have long ago filled out their wish lists and stayed on their best behavior to make sure their dreams come true, this is also the time of year when companies look back at the year that will be behind them – and make wish lists of their own for what they need to implement and want to accomplish in the new year.

As 2015 comes to a close, we’ve already seen that several companies are planning on 2016 to be the year that they fully embrace the cloud, particularly the hybrid cloud model. We’ve talked in this blog a great deal over the past year about why the cloud makes sense – and how it offers several advantages – from flexibility to security, to cost. Now, after years of testing and dipping their toes in the water, it looks like this holiday wish will finally come true for those organizations on the nice list.

Tied in with companies’ desire for full cloud implementations is their need for a strong, secure data center/storage solution that can support their continued growth and success. In fact, Gartner found that data center systems spending is projected to reach $143 billion in 2015, a 1.8 percent increase from 2014. Those numbers should continue to increase next year.

We’ve talked about why a strong data center partner is important here, but with a company’s lifeblood – its critical data, customer information and applications – stored electronically and in the cloud, it is critical that companies ensure their wish list has data center/storage solutions that can expand as the company needs. No one wishes for a holiday gift that needs to be replaced every so many months.

We’re always ready to help you check off the items on your holiday wish list – even those of you that are last-minute shoppers. Send us a note anytime at