Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-02-2013

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Strategic Planning
59% of data center owners and operators say better strategies are required to increase agility in light of the changing business and IT environment, boosting flexibility for existing and future business needs.

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Better Metrics
52% cite a need to improve metrics for power-usage effectiveness and uninterruptible power supply, as well as those related to network and rack operations.

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Energy Costs
51% say the popularity of blade servers is leading to major concerns about increased energy costs.

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Capacity Demands
33% are planning expansions--either adding to an existing data center or exploring co-location--to manage increased capacity demands.

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Capacity Planning
32% say capacity planning for critical resources such as power, cooling and rack space remains of high interest.

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Deliver Value
32% call for the re-engineering of data center delivery with hybrid owned, cloud, hosted and third-party models to increase value to customers.

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

IT and Facilities Alignment
30% say corporate facilities/property teams should work with IT to come up with optimum project management results on data-center construction projects.

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Recruit, Retain and Train
29% say talent management remains key, as the industry matures and retirements increase.

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Asset Management
22% say better asset management tools will help provide cost insights to key constituents throughout the organization.

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013

Data Center Consolidation
21% are seeking data center consolidation to reduce the costs and complexities of big data.

Data Centers' Business Priorities in 2013