On-site computer rooms are facing a slow demise in Australia as data centre operators continue to build new colocation facilities, according to Colliers' bi-annual international office tenant survey. But the real estate services firm's 2012 figures indicate on-site data rooms still account for 74% of the estimated 500,000 sq m of total data centre space in Australia.
According to the survey of 300 Australian and New Zealand organisations, approximately 12% of the remaining data centre space is devoted to off-site, controlled facilities, while some 14% is deemed to be true colocation sites. The firm tracked a three to four per cent gradual migration away from office-based computer rooms to colocation spaces, a rate which could increase as additional pressures such as power bills, storage needs, and the imminent NABERS energy rating begin to bear down on facility managers and chief information officers alike.
Source: IT News