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Global data centre investment up 22% in a year

Sophie Curtis | Oct. 10, 2012
Global investment in data centres has grown 22% in the last year, from approximately $86 billion in 2011 to $105 billion in 2012, according to the latest findings from the DatacenterDynamics (DCD) 2012 Global Census.

"Innovative new software and data centre design techniques can massively increase efficiency of data centre hardware by factors of 5 to 6. For example, cloud computing and virtualisation software can reduce the physical resources (number of servers) required to deliver powerful computing services. Redesigning the layout of the data centre can substantially reduce energy costs."

The DCD Census also found that there has been a significant increase in the uptake of outsourcing globally - particularly colocation - over the past 12 months. Reasons for this in the Western economies include the need during tough economic times to reduce CapEx as well as increasing complexities in the data centre environment.

A full copy of the DCD 2012 Global Census can be requested here.

 

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