451 Research has a new report out this morning, as part of its ongoing Voice of the Enterprise: Datacenters series. I’ll probably dig into the report’s results in more detail elsewhere, but this graphic seemed noteworthy for today’s Thought for the Day:
(Source: 451 Research)
25% of the 560 respondents would consider building a new data centre if/when their current setup reached capacity. One Quarter. Wow.
6% (presumably a subset of the data centre builders, above, rather than different people) would look at buying a data centre from someone else.
There are still plenty of reasons to think about building (or buying) Yet Another Data Centre. But I wonder how many of those organisations, when it came down to it, would actually go ahead and do it?