“Our goal for this survey was to determine whether the greening of the datacenter is a passing fad or represents the emergence of a deeper trend in technology that will permeate the industry for years to come. To our knowledge, this is one of the first in-depth assessments of how deep-rooted these green initiatives are, and the findings provide compelling evidence that green initiatives will play a significant, long-term role in datacenter planning and design,” said Chris Crosby, senior vice president of Digital Realty Trust. The study found that
• 55 percent of companies polled have already established a detailed green datacenter strategy.
• more than 80 percent of companies polled confirmed that their green datacenter strategies encompass not only computers and servers, but also facility design and operations.
• more than 60 percent of companies polled project that having a green data center strategy will become an important factor in their vendor selections over the next 24 months.