The largest quantitative survey of the worldwide data center industry seeks relevant data and asks, “Will 2013 be ‘The Year of DCIM?’”
LONDON, UK, – DCD Intelligence, a division of DatacenterDynamics that offers an array of market research, business intelligence, analysis and reporting services, announces today its launch of the 3rd Annual Global Data Center Industry Census.
“The 3rd Annual DatacenterDynamics Industry Census is the largest comparable study of issues and trends within the data center industry,” comments Nicola Hayes, Managing Director of DCD Intelligence. “With 2013-2014 predicted to see enormous changes in the way data centers are operated, outsourced and managed it is even more vital that DCD Intelligence gathers the relevant data and feed it back into the industry.”
Results from the 2012 DatacenterDynamics Industry Census strongly indicate that although data center owners and operators had predicted a year earlier that they would be investing in and implementing DCIM solutions during 2011-2012, the reality is that in many cases the forecasted investment hadn’t materialized with budgets. Instead, budgets are being spent on ‘key staples’ needed to ensure data centers are kept fully functioning from a facility perspective. The results from this year’s annual survey of the world wide data center community will offer insight into whether or not 2013-2014 sees DCIM realizing its forecasted potential.
In addition to enabling DCD Intelligence to provide the industry with data on power usage, new technology implementation, investment levels and industry wide issues and challenges, its census targeting data center industry professionals will help raise a significant amount of money for charity. For each completed questionnaire, DCD Intelligence will donate $5 to its chosen charity. With last year’s census, together DCD Intelligence and the global data center industry raised over $40,000.
The chosen charity for this year is Fly-an-Engineer Appeal, which aims to help fund the travelling costs for Engineers Without Borders, a global group of NGOs that connect Engineers (and Universities) with sustainable community based development projects.
Key questions of the 3rd Annual Global Data Center Industry Census include:
- What is the worldwide power usage for the data center industry and has it increased significantly over the last 12 months?
- Have energy efficiency implementations slowed down the rate of growth in power consumption, and where have budgets been invested?
- Which countries are showing the highest growth in the rate of outsourcing uptake?
- Which countries/regions are the key data center growth markets?
Results from the 2013 census will be available in September 2014. To take part in the Census, visit http://www7.intellisurvey.com/run/dcdcensus_intro.
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