According to a new Global Data Center Survey commissioned by CommScope, with contributing sponsors Brocade, Eaton, and Intel, almost a third of all organizations surveyed worldwide are planning or building new data centers, while more than four out of five existing data centers continue to receive investment for infrastructure and technology projects. In the backdrop of the current economic environment, almost two thirds of respondents were required to demonstrate a specific return on the investment before their data center projects were approved.

More than 730 IT professionals from 54 countries with responsibility for their organizations’ data centers responded to the Global Data Center Survey questions on trends in data center equipment, design, and future development.