San Francisco, CA-Digital Realty Trust, Inc. released the results of its annual study of the U.S. data center market. The study is based on a detailed survey of senior decision makers at large corporation in North America who are responsible for shaping their companies’ datacenter strategies.

Key findings of the new study include:
  • 84 percent of surveyed companies are planning data center expansions in the next 12-24 months.
  • 64 percent of surveyed companies with plans to expand in 2009 are planning to expand in two or more locations.
  • Surveyed companies plan to increase data center spending by an average of 6.6 percent in 2009.
  • Datacenters account for an average of 35 percent of overall IT budgets for surveyed companies.
“Based on the results of this study, we expect to see sustained demand for data center facilities in 2009 and 2010 as companies implement these plans to expand their IT infrastructure,” said Chris Crosby, senior vice president of Digital Realty Trust. “One fi nding that may surprise people is that companies are increasing their data center budgets in 2009. This is a refl ection of how companies view their data centers as critical assets for increasing productivity while reducing costs. For additional information, please visit Digital Realty Trust’s website