Trends Report

As COVID-19 Forces Countries To Quarantine, Prepare For Data Center Hardware Supply Disruptions

March 20th, 2020

Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe delays and disruptions in production from certain regions, especially facilities in China. The implications of this are expected to continue even after the global workforce returns in stages. We’ve seen business disruptions from natural disasters and geopolitical tensions, but the scale of COVID-19 is unprecedented. Data center hardware vendors are exposed to supply chain bottlenecks. Almost all vendors end up with a few outsourced production facilities, especially for component manufacturing, which becomes their Achilles heel. Ensure your business-critical infrastructure continues to operate; your customers depend on your services.

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