451 Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance: Corporate Data Center Trends

Report Summary

More than 1,170 members of the 451 Global Digital Infrastructure weighed in on data center trends, including facilities spending, openings and closings, and emerging technologies for 2016 and beyond. Channel partners in the data-center business need to keep a close eye on consolidation -- a top priority for respondents -- and help them do more with existing gear.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Improving IT asset utilization and data-center consolidation are respondents' top two priorities
  • Just 22% of respondents said their datacenter spending would increase in Q1
  • Among companies that are spending, new applications and facility retrofits are the biggest areas of investment

About the Author

The 451 Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance is an exclusive, worldwide network of IT executives and experienced technology professionals. This member-driven think tank tracks changes in corporate IT and digital infrastructure technologies well in advance of other sources. Members gain access to research and best practices in their core areas of expertise.