More than a third of data center facilities will run out of space, power or cooling either this year or next, according to the Uptime Institute.
Uptime recently surveyed 525 data center operators and owners. Of those who expect to run out of space, 40 percent say they plan to build new data centers, 62 percent expect to consolidate servers and 29 percent say they will lease collocation space.
The problem is due to both an increasing flood of data and the increased spend by companies that put IT projects on hold during the recession.
“Data centers are attracting the attention of more CEOs and CFOs, not just for their energy use, but also because of the cost of facilities and the digital infrastructure – the entire system by which companies satisfy their computing needs,” said Martin McCarthy, Executive Chairman of Uptime Institute and CEO of The 451 Group.
We’ve certainly seen continual expansion of services and opening of new centers by Southeast operations such as Peak 10.