With the steady growth of big data, CIOs and IT leaders expect a major increase in data center demand, according to a new survey from Mortenson.
The majority of enterprises have boosted data center capacity over the last five years.
The strong growth of data center demand will last for at least 10 years, according to a majority of survey respondents, and 37 percent believe the demand will last more than 10 years.
Data center expansion brings about numerous challenges, including decisions over whether to build a new data center, lease from a provider or renovate an existing facility.
CIOs said they struggle to determine how much capacity is needed when planning a data center expansion, and 20 percent said it's difficult to decide whether to build, renovate or lease. With many CIOs dealing with limited budgets and capital, much is at stake when making these choices.