More and more companies across the globe are investing in data center facilities. A recent study by DatacenterDynamics states that over 20% of the enterprises are spending in the data center infrastructure. This is mainly driven by the new technological advancements, rising demand of the cloud services, exponentially growth of the corporate big data, and other social media applications.

Data mainly comes from call centers, financial services, banks, and telecommunication businesses. These firms need to facilitate interaction between the customers and suppliers across the entire value chain network, without any performance lag. Hence, distributed infrastructural models can help companies to easily manage information without facing any downtime.

Let's consider the important reasons that drive companies to select and leverage a data center facility:

It is surprising to note that even though power demand is significantly rising, number of data center facilities are expanding significantly. In this light, service providers are following network convergence to optimize power consumption in a data center.

A study by TechJournal states that nearly 87% of the companies are expected to build their own data center facilities in the next 24 months. Of this, about 71% enterprises state the need of new applications as the foremost reason for constructing or expanding data center infrastructure. This is followed by the exponential growth of information, rising popularity of private clouds, and virtualization.

Another report by Gartner established that hosting and data center colocation market in India is estimated to reach about $1.3 billion by 2016. By then, data center capacity in India is forecasted to reach about 6.6 million sq. ft. Service providers are largely expected to drive this growth.

The main factors that re driving businesses to select or partner with a service provider having a data center infrastructure are as follows:

Network Availability: A major factor driving a firm's decision to select a data center facility is a mix of network availabilities, finances, and weather conditions. High network availabilities with dual power supply paths in a data center ensure that a company's critical websites always remains up and running.

Redundancy: The second important factor while hiring a data center service provider is to ensure that their data center infrastructure is fully redundant. A facility with N+1 redundancy guarantees that the infrastructure of a data center is designed to drive reliability.

Risk, Governance, and Compliance: It is always advisable to select a service provider that strictly adheres to the technology and business standards, such as ITIL, ISO/IEC 20000 and COBIT.

To conclude, enterprises are increasingly investing in data center facilities to optimize their business. India is emerging as a data center hub worldwide. Data centers in India are known for having robust infrastructure, ensuring guaranteed uptime, and implementing the latest technology at economical costs. This provides long-term growth opportunities to the businesses.