2011 US Data Center Market Drivers

The forecast for the US data center market call for significant growth in 2011 and 2012 according to a study recently completed by Digital Realty Trust. Each year they survey over 300 executives at large US companies about their business and data center needs. The findings in this white paper are impressive.

Here are few details of this study:

  • 2/3 of the respondents had added data center capacity in the last 12 to 24 months
  • An amazing 85% report that will definitely/probably will expand their data center capacity in 2011

The research report on many of the key drivers for the data center expansion, among the top issues were concerns over power and efficiency. What I found most fascinating is that 2/3 these enterprise class data center operators were planning expansion at more than one location. Clearly the digitization of our media and regulations over record keeping are keeping data center operator busy simply planning for the near term needs. This  many characteristics of the expanding data center industry. Click here to download a complete copy of this report

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About the Author

Kevin Normandeau, is a veteran of the technology publishing industry having worked at a variety of technology sites including PC World; AOL Computing; Network World; Geek.com and International Data Group (IDG). Kevin lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. When he is not in front of the computer (which is most of the time) he likes to get out to ski, hike and mountain bike.

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  1. Kent Lundgren

    Hello, I’d like some data on the number, size, tier category, demolition and retrofit of data centers worldwide over the past, say, 50 years, or however long data centers have been around. Can you advise? Regards, Kent

  2. Lisa Horman

    I'd like to know the same info as Kent, above. Thanks! - Lisa Horman

  3. Hi Kent and Lisa: Those are great questions. If that data exisit, one company that might have that data is Tier I Research.