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July 2020

​Data Center Hardware Shortages in the Age of COVID-19

July 28, 2020

We all know that COVID-19 changed the world of work, and those changes put new demands on IT that have been hard to address.

Since March, cloud service utilization exploded as more people work from home and remain connected with friends and family through cloud-based applications.

Some industries are seeing as much as a 30 percent increase in network capacity utilization.

And even the largest technology companies, including Google and Amazon, have had outages as they rushed to add more data center hardware to cope with demand.

But there’s a basic problem afflicting everyone in the technology world. As the world searches for a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, leading tech companies are working to overcome supply chain shortages of critical components for servers, storage, and networking products.