The economic downturn forced many enterprises and service providers to hit the breaks on their datacenter buildouts. But now that the economic situation is righting itself, datacenter expansion may once more be on the horizon.
But not all is rosy just yet. IT management needs to contend with a variety of looming datacenter concerns — namely, managing burgeoning power consumption. A new survey from Digital Reality Trust and Campos Research & Analysis aims to gauge just how much datacenter expansion is coming during 2010, and what sorts of issues IT managers are coping with as they formulate their rollout plans.
Datacenter builds and expansion will grow at a respectable rate in 2010 and into 2011, with around one-third of large firms surveyed planning to make expansions this year and 83 percent planning to expand their datacenter facilities in the next 12 to 24 months.
Digital Reality Trust, which builds and leases datacenters, conducted the survey in partnership with Campos Research & Analysis, surveying 300 IT decision makers at large corporations in North America with annual revenues of at least $1 billion and/or at least 5,000 employees.