Data Centers Getting Bigger—and Leaner

Bigger Data Center

1-Ante UpAnte Up

36% of data center operators are seeing data-center budgets growing more than 10%.

2-Storage ExpansionStorage Expansion

Two-thirds of data-center operations have increased capacity by at least 1,000 kW during the last five years, and 17% have increased capacity by more than 10,000 kW.

3-Top Top “Very Important” Considerations for Data Center Expansions

Reliability: 66%, Up-front costs: 50%, Long-term costs and TCO: 47%, Energy efficiency: 33%, Speed of delivery: 22%

4-Peak EfficiencyPeak Efficiency

Two-thirds of respondents report that no more than 5% of their servers are “comatose,” meaning they’re inactive and can be shut down and removed from the data center.

5-Energy ConsciousEnergy Conscious

57% respondents say reducing data-center energy consumption is “very important.”

6-On the Watch, Part IOn the Watch, Part I

76% of data centers have real-time environmental monitoring and alarming within an aggregated hall, or site-wide.

7-On the Watch, Part IIOn the Watch, Part II

57% have power monitoring at the device or circuit level.

8-Review SessionsReview Sessions

55% have trending and analysis of historical operational data.

9-Allocated ResourcesAllocated Resources

44% conduct capacity planning for power, cooling and space.

10-See No Evil …See No Evil …

More than one-third of data-center operations do not measure power usage effectiveness.

11-Hear No Evil …Hear No Evil …

Nearly 40% of enterprise data-center operations do not schedule any reporting to the C-Suite.

12-Deploying Public CloudsDeploying Public Clouds

49% of data-center operations are either currently deploying or plan on deploying some form of public-cloud models.

13-Top Cloud Adoption BarriersTop Cloud Adoption Barriers

Security: 45%, Skills: 13%, Cost: 7%

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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