London, UK – 2 September 2015: Zenium (www.zeniumdatacenters.com) has released research findings which strengthen the argument that cloud computing will continue to be a disruptive force in the data center sector in 2016. Interviewing senior level IT professionals across three territories (the UK, Germany and Turkey), Zenium found that 91% are using a cloud solution of some sort, with private cloud being the most popular (55%). An overwhelming 89% of respondents said that they plan to introduce, and use, other cloud solutions in the next 12 months and even 45% of those that do not currently use a cloud computing technology expect to do so in the next 12 months, predominantly focusing on private cloud technologies (30%).
The report entitled “Managing Growth, Risk and the Cloud” suggests that growing data volumes are fuelling the migration of corporate data to the cloud and this is certainly the case in Turkey 78%, compared to the UK 65%. However it also appears that outsourcing in this way provides an alternative route to achieving “green targets.” Indeed, 33% of those interviewed said that green credentials were among their top three most important criteria when choosing a data center operator partner. Those that already outsource data center services are also motivated by ensuring resilience/uptime (54%), freeing up IT staff (51%) and ensuring future scalability (41%).
The data center procurement process overall is being impacted as a result of changing business demands, and whilst cost (62%) is still a critical component to be considered, those that already outsource data center services are also motivated to find an operator that can deliver physical security (50%) and well as displaying knowledge and experience levels (49%). They also regard expansion (32%), resilience (29%) and geographical location of the facility 27% as important.
These findings link in with the disruptive factor (big cloud provider dominance) that Gartner predicted would drive changes in the data center market, by the close of 2016. In fact, Gartner suggested that this factor itself could signal the end of growth for traditional data center vendors.
“Zenium was established to take a different approach, and make offerings in the data center sector a little more interesting,” said Franek Sodzawiczny, CEO & Founder of Zenium Technology Partners. “Gartner suggested that vendors would ultimately fall into one of three categories and Zenium is very much a ‘Revolutionary Disrupter’. Our latest research reinforces our belief that a non-traditional approach is what decision makers are now looking for. The data center model of old cannot keep up with the pace at which new technologies are being introduced and businesses are adapting to. We embrace such speeds of change and will continue to provide robust data center solutions that evolve in response to market demand.”
About the Research:
The survey was conducted by Dynamic Markets and a total of 301 interviews were collected in the UK, Germany and Turkey with senior IT professionals across a wide variety of industry sectors and in large organisations with 250 or more employees. All respondents confirmed prior to interview that they were an IT professional with responsibility for the company’s data centers from an operational and / or strategic perspective,
About Zenium Technology Partners
Zenium Technology Partners are data center industry pioneers. In the last 15 years, the Zenium management team has raised over $2Bn in debt and equity and has conceived, designed and delivered over 400,000 square metres of raised floor space, securing over 100 individual customer agreements.
The Zenium Data Centers portfolio – which currently comprises the Istanbul One data center in Turkey and Frankfurt One data center in Germany – marks Zenium’s commitment to the development of innovative and ground breaking facilities in both established and emerging markets.
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