New Study Indicates Geographic Proximity And New Applications Are Driving Data Center Decisions In Enterprise Market

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jun 6, 2013

 describe the imageStudy by Compass Datacenters of 150 U.S. companies with annual revenues of $250 million or more has identified factors shaping the data center strategies:

  • 25% reported that they currently have 5 or more data centers.
  • 44% of companies described CIOs as having the most influence on the purchasing decision
  • 63% completed data center projects in the last 12 months.
  • 71% of companies ranked new applications for needing expanded data center infrastructure.
  • 75% of companies reported that they plan to support a combination of new applications, virtualization, Big Data, and Private Cloud with their new data centers.
  • 75% of companies will evaluate 3 providers as part of their selection process.
  • 87% of companies will build a data center in next 12-24 months.
  • 96% of companies reported that the size of their data centers will be 20,000 square feet or less.
  • 97% of companies are seeking to locate their new data centers less than 30 miles from their headquarters or major operations center.
  • The most important factors cited in the selection process for a provider is Service Level.
  • Green strategy was the lowest-ranked selection factor.

Tags: Data Center, Study, Geographic Proximity, Applications, Decisions, Enterprise Market