Uptime Institute’s 2021 annual survey, now in its 11th year, reveals a vibrant sector that is growing and adapting to rapid change on multiple levels. At the 7th annual Datacenter Forum Oslo (5th October) Ali Moinuddin, Managing Director at Uptime Institute will put the results of the survey in context and talk about what it means for the Nordics in general and Norway in specific. Register for the event, free of charge, here (last seats!)
Uptime Institute’s annual survey is the most comprehensive, longestrunning study of its kind in the data center sector. The findings reveal n industry enjoying widespread growth while adapting to increasing complexity and challenges for owners and operators of mission-critical digital infrastructure, and for the suppliers that serve them. Challanges such as evolving efficiency and sustainability requirements, rising outage costs, the ongoing workforce shortage, supply chain interruptions and more.
Key highlights from the report include:
- Organizations are not closely tracking their environmental footprint despite the global sustainability push.
- Job security is strong because the data center skills shortage persists, but AI may reduce staffing needs in the future.
- The number of outages has declined, but the consequences continue to worsen.
- Pandemic pressures and more disrupt data center supply chains.
- Data center suppliers expect large cloud and internet companies to reshape the supply chain.
- Rack density levels are creeping up.