Predictions for 2012

December 19, 2011

Data centre growth and risk mitigation will be key trends for 2012 according to 8 Solutions 


The data centre sector is set to grow by a staggering 28% over the next five years, with data centre revenue across Europe increasing by 53% over the five year period to the end of 2016.

According to 8 Solutions, the UK’s leading data centre healthcare company specialising in the deep cleaning and decontamination of critical environments, 2012 will be a year of increased risk management programmes, with regular decontamination being a critical part of data centre risk mitigation.

8 Solution’s predictions for 2012:

  1. Significant increase in the number of data centres in the UK.
  2. Increased inclusion of deep cleaning regimes in corporate risk management programmes.
  3. Growing importance of data centre environment cleanliness in OEM warranty validations.
  4. Increased occurrences of down time due to contamination.
  5. Increased utilisation of ISO cleanliness standards as contamination management benchmark.
  6. Growing awareness of the impact and cost of contamination by insurance companies.
  7. Move to procuring Cleaning and Decontamination solutions on a managed service basis.
  8. The long awaited and much needed integration and co-operation between company’s FM and IT functions in the effective management of the data centre will start to gather pace.