Q2 2015 sees collocation market growing at 8% on a sq ft basis.
Medium and large organisations will increase their expenditure on data centres, mainly in the healthcare and finance industries a survey has revealed.
87% of data centre operators in North America and Europe said they will be maintaining or increasing their data centre facility spending, with 25% expecting to increase spending over the next 90 days, according to 451 Research.
The ‘Voice of the Enterprise (VotE): Data centres Q2 2015’ quarterly survey, found that the primary targets for this increased spending are rack and cabling, power equipment and DCIM.
Schneider Electric was selected by the majority of the enterprises as their preferred provider for facilities equipment and software solutions on UPS, PDU, and racks and cabling, as well as DCIM.
Respondents also selected Equinix, AT&T and SunGard as their top vendors for collocation.
Researchers said that over the next two years, most organisations expect to close many of their smaller local data centres and server rooms, indicating a continued trend toward fewer overall data centre sites.
37% of organisations are increasing spending to support data centre retrofits or upgrade projects, with 62% of preferring to consolidate their IT infrastructure than build a new data centre, according to the survey.
Dan Harrington, Research Director at 451 Research, said: "To support growing business demands on IT, enterprises are freeing up budgets and investing in modernising neglected data centre facilities. Those equipment vendors with offerings that target enterprise clients’ larger premium sites will see the greatest opportunity.
"Collocation and cloud service providers are well positioned to grow as enterprises require additional capacity and increasingly need to be more agile in responding to growing business demands. Facilities vendors who target collocation and cloud service providers also will benefit from this increased enterprise demand."