by Lisa Banks

Australian data centre managers set to increase investment: Survey

Aug 25, 2010
Data Center

Australian data centre managers are predicted to continue their investment in infrastructure over the coming year with 60 per cent planning to do so, and a further 27 per cent indicating they will channel funds towards projects aimed at driving down the cost of running data centre operations.

The increase in planned investment comes despite 37 per cent of those surveyed indicating vendor solutions lacked integration with their existing infrastructure.

IT cooling manufacturer, STULZ, surveyed attendees at the Data Centre Strategies and Green Technology conference in Sydney.

STULZ managing director, John Jakovcevic, said companies are beginning to see the upside to IT infrastructure investment.

“The survey confirms that we are finally seeing encouraging signs that companies are preparing to invest in IT Infrastructure following the economic downturn with decisions focused on deploying greener solutions,” he said.

The survey also found under a quarter of managers need to replace ageing technology, and 20 per cent are investing in power and cooling management in order to meet sustainability objectives.