Business Faces Major Data Center Challenges – Baseline.com

Big Data isn’t going away. In fact, existing data will grow 50 times the current volume by 2020, according to industry estimates. That means businesses will remain heavily dependent on data centers, according to a recent survey from the Uptime Institute. With capacity limited, more organizations are looking to either build new data centers or upgrade existing ones. “We continue to see an increase in data center budgets, which is a pleasant surprise, as many budgets in the IT sector are on the decline,” says Matt Stansberry, director of content and publications for the institute. Another key finding: Nearly all survey participants express serious considerations about the huge amount of energy these structures consume, and many are interested in pursuing “green” certifications as a result. More than 2,000 executives worldwide took part in the research.

Business Faces Major Data Center Challenge - Baseline.com

Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.
Alex Carroll