Why Data Centers Still Dominate Tech Deployments
Despite increases in cloud investments, the data center still “rules the day.” Find out how IT is managing data center outages and power needs.
In the organizations surveyed, 65% of IT assets are deployed at enterprise-owned data centers, 22% are with colocation or multi-tenant data center providers, and 13% are in the cloud.
67% of the data center and IT professionals surveyed said they’re seeing previously data center-enabled workloads now going to the cloud.
More than 70% said their company’s process for evaluating cloud and colocation providers could use improvement, with 15% describing this process as “incoherent.”
Server consolidation: 40%,
Cloud migration: 33%,
Upgrades of physical infrastructure: 33%,
New data center construction: 30%,
Colocation space investment: 18%
68% of the data center and IT pros surveyed said their organization has adopted a multisite IT resiliency strategy that incorporates multiple data centers and relies on live IT app failover.
25% said they’ve experienced a data center outage in the past 12 months.
90% of the survey respondents said their company conducts root-cause analyses of outages, and 60% measure the cost of downtime.
43% said their organization has either installed or is considering installing on-site primary data center power generation, such as renewable energy or natural gas.
Nearly half of the survey respondents feel that women are underrepresented in the IT and data center workforce, but less than a third said their company has a plan to address this issue.
11% said their company has experienced a data center fire.