Despite a weakened economy, data center industry experts predict strong continued growth and construction activity for the foreseeable future according to a new study by Mortenson Construction, a U.S. data center contractor.
The Mortenson Construction Mission Critical Industry Study includes insight and perspective regarding current investment plans of stakeholders, potential challenges to the data center boom, data center efficiency levels, the impact of new designs and technologies, and delivery methods.
Key insights include:
- Healthcare and technology companies are two sectors are seen as having the greatest future need for data center capacity
- Energy and cooling costs receive top consideration when making data center location decisions
- 83% of colocation provider respondents and 60 percent of corporate and public entity respondents will likely make mission critical investments in the next 12-24 months
Click here to download a copy of the Mortenson Construction Mission Critical Industry Study. BD+C