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3rd annual Global Data Centre Industry Census underway

DCD Intelligence, a division of DatacenterDynamics, announced on Tuesday the launch of its third annual Global Data Centre Industry Census.


June 12, 2013  


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DCD Intelligence, a division of DatacenterDynamics, announced on Tuesday the launch of its third annual Global Data Centre Industry Census.

“The census is the largest comparable study of issues and trends within the data centre industry,” said Nicola Hayes, managing director of DCD Intelligence. “With 2013-2014 predicted to see enormous changes in the way data centres are operated, outsourced and managed it is even more vital that (we) gather the relevant data and feed it back into the industry.”

DCD specializes in market research, business intelligence, analysis and reporting services.

Results from the 2012 edition indicated that although data centre owners and operators had predicted a year earlier that they would be investing in and implementing DCIM (Data Centre Infrastructure Management) solutions during 2011-2012, the reality is that in many cases the forecasted investment had not materialized with budgets.

“Instead, budgets are being spent on ‘key staples’ needed to ensure data centres are kept fully functioning from a facility perspective. The results from this year’s annual survey of the world wide data centre community will offer insight into whether or not 2013-2014 sees DCIM realizing its forecasted potential,” DCD said in a release.

Census questions will include:

 •   What is the worldwide power usage for the data centre industry and has it increased significantly over the last 12 months?

 •   Have energy efficiency implementations slowed down the rate of growth in power consumption, and where have budgets been invested?

 •   Which countries are showing the highest growth in the rate of outsourcing uptake?

 •   Which countries/regions are the key data centre growth markets?

 Results will be available in September 2014. Further information is available at www.dcd-intelligence.com/Census-2013.