Database Slideshow: Data Centers: Enterprise CIOs Look to Lease SpaceBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 05-27-2011
85% of survey respondents say they will "definitely" or "probably" expand usage of data-center space this year, up 4% over last year.
72% of respondents project an increase in data-center budgeting in 2011, with the average budget increase cited as 7.7% higher than 2010.
18,000 square feet
18,000 square feet is the average size of data-center expansion, among those respondents who say their companies are planning for an increase.
51% of the respondents whose companies are planning to expand their data centers in 2011 are considering a do-it-yourself approach, down 6% from 2010.
60% of respondents whose organizations are pursuing data-center expansion in 2010 say they plan to lease the space from a wholesaler rather than build their own, up 7% from 2010.
3.9 is the average number of data centers operated by respondents.
One-fifth of respondents report having six or more data centers.
59% of survey participants expect increases in server density within the range of 5% to 20% within the next year.
76% of respondents meter power usage, signifying the continuing widespread adoption of power metering as a best practice for data-center operations.
59% of respondents say C-level execs have become an integral part of the decision-making process for data-center projects.