Uptime: Cloud Gives Many Enterprise Data Centers New Lease on Life


The volume of corporate software workloads being deployed in the cloud is quickly growing, but that does not mean on-premise enterprise data center footprint is shrinking at a similar rate. While they’re not investing in new data centers to expand capacity – cloud and colocation providers satisfy that need – many enterprises are spending money to upgrade their existing facilities, extending their useful life for many years to come.

That’s according to the latest survey of enterprise data center operators by The 451 Group’s Uptime Institute. Uptime surveys senior executives, IT, and facilities managers who operate data centers for traditional enterprise companies, such as banks, retailers, manufacturers, etc. 

The percentage of respondents who said they were planning to build new data centers was also notably high: 30 percent.

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