Data Center Buyer Behavior Survey Results – 2013

With the expansion of cloud computing, big data and new types of data center distribution models – the data center industry has been booming. More organizations are moving towards cloud computing, application virtualization and high-density computing. All of these new platforms are finding their way into the modern data center to help various organizations grow and expand. As the need around the data center continues to rise – it’s important to know exactly where potential customers are looking to achieve business enhancements.

In February of this 2013, Compass Data Centers conducted a survey of upper level (directors and above) IT executives in enterprise level organizations, defined as those with annual revenues in excess of $250 million, to determine the key considerations and drivers surrounding their data center decision making processes. This white paper outlines their findings and helps keep track of an ever-changing data center industry.

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Many providers who have been able to keep up with demand have said that it’s good to be in the data center business right now. Still, it’s important to know what the top-level metrics are when it comes to selecting the right data center provider. Is it green technologies or does the service level play a larger role for the organization? Is the company worried about future expansion or are contractual terms the real deal breaker? By understanding the market, data center business professionals are able to make good decisions around where to take their technologies.

For example, the white paper shows how big data and the cloud are more than hype as over three quarters of respondents plan on adding these applications in their new data centers.

There’s no question that the demand around the data center is going to continue to grow. There will be a lot more users, devices and information to store within the modern data center infrastructure. For those providers seeking to be ahead of the competition, download this white paper today to understand the latest, 2013, buyer trends and statistics.

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About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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