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DCD Intelligence to Release North America Data Center Key Trends Report

January 28, 2014

A new report released by DCD Intelligence identifies that almost a quarter of all data center footprint in the North America region is now outsourced.

According to a release, covering the US and Canada, the North America Data Center Key Trends Report 2013-2014 estimates that the current amount invested in data center outsourcing and colocation has increased by 13 percent over the past 12 months and is now in the region of $8.8bn. A further increase of 15 percent is predicted by the end of 2014.

Nicola Hayes, Managing Director of DCD Intelligence, said growth in the use of colocation across the region is being fuelled by the increase in IT capacity requirements as well as reduced budgets and the need to access new technologies.

Hayes said, "The sectors that are the highest users of colocation services are currently public administration, IT services and financial services but we are witnessing an increase in the uptake of outsourced data center solutions across all industry verticals, this demand is fuelling further growth in the colocation sector in terms of build and this section of the market is expected to continue to show healthy growth through 2014."

Space

The region is home to the largest data center market globally and now accounts for approximately 10million sqm of data center white space, a small increase of 3.5 percent over the previous year. Growth in white space is expected to continue at a similar pace through to 2016 with a large part of this growth being fuelled by new colocation facility build.

Power

The North American data center market power consumption currently stands at 11.55GW, an increase of 6.8 percent over the previous year. Due to an increased focus on energy management and increases in monitoring and efficiency practices, power consumption forecasts through to 2016 have been downgraded from last year's projections of 8 percent year on year growth to 6 percent representing a saving of 1 GW by 2016.

North America Key Trends 2013-2014

The North America Key Trends report examines the US and Canada and gives data and insight into growth and trends in space, power, new technologies and investment. Containing data on a regional, country and industry vertical level and containing forecasts on key metrics, the report offers a thorough examination of the North American data center market.

DCD Intelligence is the business intelligence division of Datacenter Dynamics. It is a provider of research and analysis on the data center industry.

DatacenterDynamics, part of the DCD Group, is a B2B information provider.

Report information:

dcd-intelligence.com

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