Monday, February 13, 2012

Global Data Center Market - 2011 & Future Outlook


According to Gartner, Worldwide spending on servers, storage and enterprise data center networking equipment is expected to return to pre-recession levels and grow significantly in the coming years and reach to nearly $99 billion by 2011 and past $126 billion in 2015. In 2010, 2 percent of data centers contained approximately half of all data center floor space. In 2015, that same 2 percent of data centers will account for more than 70 percent of data center spending and contain 60 percent of total floor space.

After a three-year hiatus, the data center construction is coming back to its pre-recession levels, with construction worldwide expected to reach $45bn in 2011, by some estimates. Industry veteran Christian Belady of Microsoft has done an analysis, and projects that annual global spending on data center construction will increase from about $50 billion today to about $78 billion by 2020. The U.S. market for data center construction, currently about $15 billion a year, will likely grow to about $18 billion.


TechNavio's analysts forecast that the Global Data Center Outsourcing market will reach $163 billion in 2014. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is decreasing data center outsourcing cost. The Data Center Outsourcing market has also been witnessing integration of cloud computing facilities. According to a new report from Pike Research, the investment in greener data centers will experience rapid growth over the next five years, increasing from $7.5 billion in global revenue to $41.4 billion by 2015, representing 28% of the total data center market.

According to Datacenter Dynamics, Industry Census 2011, the US rules, with $9.3bn in data center construction investment, followed by the UK, with $3.35bn, China ranked third, with $3.1bn in spending expected in 2012, followed by Germany, with $2.6bn, Australia with $2.45bn, and Brazil with $2.15bn. France, Italy, and Canada are close behind.



Most of the telecom companies, IT players like IBM, Dell, HP etc, Internet companies like yahoo, Google, Amazon etc, pure players like Equinox, DRT, Savvis etc all have data centers across the globe. Apart from these companies all governments both national as well as regional are also setting up their own data centers to store citizen data and provide better services to their citizens. Data centers building and Data Centers Outsourcing are driving growth in Global IT spending. The rise of internet and data is also driving significant growth in data center market.

Numbers highlight growth of the Data Center Market in the near future. With explosion of data and its storage, growing number of internet users and more businesses moving to the cloud computing the demand form more data centers and technologies will increase. The data center market provides good job opportunities and with development of new technologies and their adoption more jobs will be created. Data centers provide opportunities in System Administration, Networking, Hardware Equipment Maintenance, Software Application Development, Security Software Specialists, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Cooling Specialists, Fire Specialists and Security Services. 

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