Total global investment in data centers is expected to slow down somewhat this year but still increase at a respectable 14.3%, according to DCD Intelligence.
Total worldwide spending on data centers grew from $86 billion in 2011 to $105 billion in 2012, a 22.1% gain. Nicola Hayes, DCD Intelligence’s Managing Director, says that data center spending will hit $120 billion this year, a 14.3% increase.
Investment in facilities management and mechanical/electrical equipment will show the largest increase, 22.5%. The M/E sector for data centers includes generators, UPS systems, cooling equipment, security systems, fire suppression, electrical distribution equipment and switchgear, and information management systems.
North America and Europe have matured in data center growth, says Hayes, while “Asia Pacific and Latin America are the ones really fueling global data center investment levels.” +