DatacenterDynamics has committed to donating $5 for every completed survey to UNICEF
Set to be the largest and most far-reaching global
research study of the market, the DatacenterDynamics 2012 Global Data
Centre Industry Census aims to obtain over 8,000 responses from data
centre professionals worldwide.
This year’s survey is supported by key industry organisations Siemens
Building Automation, Cummins Power Generation and BCS, the Chartered
Institute for IT.
DatacenterDynamics has committed to donating $5 for every completed survey to the United Nations children’s charity UNICEF.
Launching the 2012 Global Data Centre Industry Census, co-founder of
DatacenterDynamics George Rockett, said: “This will provide the industry
with the most comprehensive and statistically rigorous insight into the
worldwide data centre marketplace. With the valued help of this year’s
supporters, Siemens Building Automation, Cummins and BCS who will assist
in its distribution and marketing, we are extending the reach and depth
of the research.”
Data centre professionals can take the survey here: http://www7.intellisurvey.com/run/dcdcensus_intro
Rockett said: “By donating $5 per completed survey, we’re expecting to
be able to donate $40,000 to the fantastic work of UNICEF in supporting
children around the globe. The more data centre professionals who
respond the greater that amount could be.”
Last year’s survey was well received by the industry and provided
comprehensive and accurate information on the market, trends, issues and
growth. Early indications are that the forecasts made from 2011 data
are being borne out as 2012 unfolds.
The 2012 Global Data Centre Industry Census will significantly add to
the already captured body of data and again provide statistically valid
information on a global, regional and country by country level.
Micheal Garcea, data centre leader at Cummins Power Generation, said:
“The DatacenterDynamics 2012 census will provide a tremendously
important snapshot and allow the industry to project forward with real
“Having a comprehensive worldwide overview of the data centre industry
will give professionals invaluable information on new technologies and
investment,” said Dr Sascha Brozek, senior vice president global
solutions at Siemens Building Automation.
Chris Wallace, product manager for green IT at BCS, the Chartered
Institute for IT, agreed. "With the data centre sector being a key
provider of the infrastructure for the IT industry, this census will
help in the delivery of knowledge to our members. The 2012
DatacenterDynamics survey supports our mission of providing the industry
with intelligence, professional certification and career paths,” he
Open to all data centre professionals the survey can be completed here: http://www7.intellisurvey.com/run/dcdcensus_intro