What does current data center spending look like in the enterprise? How about spending on colocation? And on another end of the spectrum, how are people looking at cooling and efficiency?
These questions and more were all answered in a recent data center survey by market researcher and industry consultant Uptime Institute. In their survey, Uptime Institute took a look at the data center industry, analyzing everything from colocation and financial services to power usage efficiency, or PUE.
Here are a few of the bigger findings of the survey, adapted from Enterprise Tech:
All in all? Colocation and the financial services sector are receiving budget increases, while enterprise spending on data centers is slowing. What’s more, Uptime Institute “warned that investments aimed at improving datacenter power usage efficiency, or PUE, are hitting a wall.” That said, colocation providers seem to be the big exception to that latter statement, with the large majority continuing to track energy use and finding new ways to incorporate energy-saving features.
It’s an interesting time in the data center services world. Off-premise computing and colocation services are expected to continue growing in popularity, while enterprise spending on data centers is expected to decrease, which is to say that companies are going to continue to need to find efficient, cost-effective ways to manage their data center services needs.
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