Uncertainty can often be the cause of reactionary trends. In recent years, energy costs have risen dramatically, laying the foundation for a rising cost of doing business across multiple sectors. At the same time, energy consumption and demand have continued to increase.
In the tech sector, the rate of energy consumption directly related to unstructured data creation and storage presents challenges that are exacerbated by energy instability. More pressure is added as organizations struggle to find ways to adhere to mounting pressure to meet environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives.
To gain insight into the future of data storage sustainability, TechTarget’s Enterprise Strategy Group surveyed 450 IT professionals at organizations in North America (U.S. and Canada, 223) and Western Europe (U.K., Germany, and France, 227) who were knowledgeable about their organization’s data center storage environment and planning processes. This research was intended to understand how energy inefficiency and consumption are driving data storage solution strategy and execution across the globe.