Uptime Institute Releases Results of 2019 Data Center Industry Survey

SEATTLE, WA -- The Uptime Institute has published the results its 2019 Data Center Industry Survey, one of the most highly anticipated publications in the sector every year. Major themes and findings in the 2019 survey results, as listed in the Executive Summary, include: Privately owned enterprise data centers are expected to run half of all workloads in 2021. Just over a third (34%) of all respondents had an outage or severe IT service degradation in the past year, while half had an outage or severe IT service degradation in the past three years. A lack of visibility, transparency and accountability of public cloud services is a major concern for enterprises with mission-critical applications. A fifth of operators surveyed said they would be more likely to put workloads in a public cloud if there were more visibility. Half of those using public cloud for mission-critical applications also said they do not have adequate visibility. Improvements in data center facility energy efficiency have flattened out and even deteriorated slightly in the past two years. The average PUE for 2019 is 1.67. Kilowatt (kW) rack density is rising, following a long period of flat or minor increases, causing many to rethink cooling strategies. 10% of all respondents said that their most recent significant outage cost more than $1 million USD. The data center sector continues to be dominated by men. Only 5% of respondents said women represented 50% or more of staff, while a…