Why Data Centers Still Dominate Tech Deployments

Why Data Centers Still Dominate Tech Deployments

Why Data Centers Still Dominate Tech DeploymentsWhy 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.

Location, Location, LocationLocation, Location, Location

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.

Migration EquationMigration Equation

67% of the data center and IT professionals surveyed said they’re seeing previously data center-enabled workloads now going to the cloud.

Muddled ConceptMuddled Concept

More than 70% said their company’s process for evaluating cloud and colocation providers could use improvement, with 15% describing this process as “incoherent.”

How IT Addresses Data Center Capacity DemandsHow IT Addresses Data Center Capacity Demands

Server consolidation: 40%,
Cloud migration: 33%,
Upgrades of physical infrastructure: 33%,
New data center construction: 30%,
Colocation space investment: 18%

Game PlanGame Plan

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.

Living With DowntimeLiving With Downtime

25% said they’ve experienced a data center outage in the past 12 months.

Post-Mortem AssessmentPost-Mortem Assessment

90% of the survey respondents said their company conducts root-cause analyses of outages, and 60% measure the cost of downtime.

Power PlayPower Play

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.

Gender InequityGender Inequity

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.

Hot SpotHot Spot

11% said their company has experienced a data center fire.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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