2011 Data Center Market Insight Report

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Data Center Knowledge finds that data center scalability is the top concern for enterprise class data center operators.

Top Concerns of Data Center Managers

In August of 2011, Data Center Knowledge surveyed its audience of data center operators on a variety of questions about their data center strategies and growth plans. One of the new questions this year asked about their key challenges and concern.

  • Topping the list of their concerns was the issue of data center scalability followed by a closely related issue of data center capacity planning.
  • Staying abreast of data center design and selecting the right technologies to run their data centers were the number 3 and 4 concerns.
  • The number 5 and 6 concerns are running out of power and then running out of space.

All six of these issues relate to a central theme of planning for data center growth. More than half of the respondents surveyed reported plans to expand their data center operations in 2012. More and more companies are considering their data center strategy a key element of their corporate advantage.

The report includes good news for the data center services provider market, showing that 63% of data center operators are using or planning to use providers of colocation, managed and clouds services. This is a significant increase from previous surveys on the subject. It also reflects how the service provider market is well positioned to address the top concerns of today data center operators.

Click here to read other articles about the findings from Data Center Knowledge 2011 Data Center Market Insights Survey. If you prefer, you can download a PDF of the complete report courtesy of Vantage Data Centers, by clicking here.

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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