Vertiv Data Center Survey sees Edge Sites tripling by 2025

During the original 2014 research, the edge was acknowledged as a growing trend but merited just four mentions in the 19-page report.


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More than 800 data center professionals participated in the survey. Among the other notable results:

  • Participants aren’t as bullish on the prospects for solar and wind power in the data center as they were in 2014. Then, they projected about 34% of data center power would come from those sources by 2025. Now, the expectation is 21% – still optimistic, but mindful of the ambitious timeline.
  • Globally, 16% of participants expect to be retired by 2025, exacerbating an already problematic talent shortage. In the U.S., that number is an alarming 33%.