Growth in Usage of Data Center Service Providers

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It doesn’t seem that long ago there was a sort of phobia behind outsourcing your data center to service provider. Many IT users believed you needed to be close to your servers. That perception has changed, even more rapidly than predicted by research firms that follow the data center market.

Data Center Knowledge readers report strong usage of data center service providers among enterprise class companies. It seems only a few years ago enterprise IT wanted to own their facilities and servers.

However, now 62% are reporting they are, or plan to, outsource elements of their data center processing. Thirty two percent of the respondents report using data center service providers in a broad fashion, and 17% are more selective with their IT outsourcing. 12% are in testing or planning, which creates solid market growth for data center service providers for the next several years.

Usage of Data Center Service Providers

These findings are part of the Data Center Knowledge 2012 Data Center Market Insights Report. For more from this survey read the other market insights articles. If you prefer you can download the complete report coutesy of Vantage Data Centers.

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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