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Infrastructure Performance Remains A Priority For Data Centers During Economic Downturn

RICHARDSON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Data centers--the backbone of most organizations' computing and networking capabilities--are increasingly viewed as critical business priorities and, despite the current economic climate, receiving on-going investments to improve performance and reliability.

According to the new Global Data Center Survey commissioned by CommScope, with contributing sponsors Brocade, Eaton and Intel, almost a third (32%) of all organizations surveyed worldwide are planning or building new data centers, while more than four out of five (83%) existing data centers continue to receive investment for infrastructure and technology projects. In the backdrop of the current economic environment, almost two thirds (65%) of respondents were required to demonstrate a specific return on the investment before their data center projects were approved.

More than 730 IT professionals from 54 countries with responsibility for their organizations' data centers responded to the Global Data Center Survey questions on trends in data center equipment, design and future development.

"It is clear that data centers are viewed as mission critical, and organizations continue to invest accordingly to ensure quality, performance and intelligence are successfully supporting business goals," said George Brooks, director, Enterprise Data Centers, CommScope. "Whether it is to stay ahead of technology developments and new applications or to address cost-efficiency opportunities, data center expansions and improvement projects are continuing around the world, despite the economic downturn."

Other key findings from the Global Data Center Survey:

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