Research shows security and compliance concerns drive upward trend in data centre investment

Research shows security and compliance concerns drive upward trend in data centre investment

The latest study by Telehouse International Corporation of Europe, a leading global data centre services provider, has revealed that a large proportion of IT decision-makers are gearing up for higher investments in data centres.

The report, Vision 2030: Identifying and navigating the emerging demands on your digital infrastructure, surveyed 250 UK IT decision-makers on digital infrastructure challenges and opportunities over the next decade.

Amidst the dynamic and fast-evolving landscape of digital threats and regulatory necessities, a notable 61% of IT decision-makers are planning to ramp up their data centre investment in the coming decade. This strategic shift is largely due to the mounting requirements to bolster security measures and stay compliant with tightening regulatory standards.

Emerging technologies such as AI and IoT are creating newer and broader vulnerabilities, turning cybersecurity into a priority. Notably, a third (33%) of IT decision-makers identify cyberthreats as the paramount concern affecting network uptime. Looking into the next decade, 30% believe that upholding security and ensuring regulatory compliance will be their biggest challenge by 2030.

The escalating security concerns and the intricate tapestry of regulations are steering businesses to re-evaluate their IT deployment strategies. The need for fortified security and stringent compliance is pushing 54% of IT decision-makers towards colocation services.

While seeking enhanced security and compliance benefits, companies also perceive cost-effectiveness as a driver behind transitioning from on-premises models to colocation services. By 2030, a downward trend in on-prem deployment is expected, declining from 32% to 26%.

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