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Data centre construction to grow in 2012

Date: 12th December 2011

The government’s planned consolidation of its data centres and the need to improve data centre energy efficiency across the sector is expected to drive growth in data centre construction next year, according to a new report. Build environment research firm AMA Research published a report on data centre construction which predicted that the growth seen in the sector in 2010 and 2011 is likely to continue next year and through to 2015.

The market is expected to be valued at £1.66 billion by 2015, up from an anticipated construction value of £1.26 billion for this year, with the vast majority of work likely to come between 2012 and 2014. “The prospects for the data centre construction market in the medium term are relatively bright and it is expected that in 2012, the market will show strong growth,” says the report, Data Centre Construction Market Report – UK 2011-2015 Analysis.

Keysource says: This would match our own predictions for the data centre market, which is experiencing continued demand, especially for highly-efficient solutions that can offer rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership.

Private and public sector organisations are continuing to identify ways of reducing operating costs for their IT infrastructures, whilst looking to support the need for increased capacity for business transformation projects. Therefore, we are seeing opportunities for the design, build and ongoing management of data centres that use proven technology, often in innovative ways, to drive down overheads and achieve high levels of performance.


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