Data Center Institute Publications

The Data Center Institute, the industry’s leading think tank and strategic influencer, produces a variety of research studies, positioning papers, and industry overviews each year. The 12-member group is comprised of some of technology’s most experienced and knowledgeable intellectuals. AFCOM members have exclusive access to this content for helping shape their own data center planning and management.

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Five Bold Predictions for 2021

Posted on 3/1/2021
These Five Bold Predictions made by the DCI Board are a must-read for any data center industry professional needing guidance for managing technology in 2021.

State of the Data Center Report - March 2020

Posted on 3/20/2020
In this fourth edition of our report, we’ll look back at the past five years or so and really delve into just how much has changed. We continue to live in a digital world, surrounded by constant connectivity. And, realistically, this isn’t going to c

Six Biggest Myths of Relational Databases

Posted on 1/27/2020
As the arguments for deploying multiple, specialized databases fall away, it’s time to combiine disparate workloads onto a single, adaptable, general-purpose database that is easier to track, manage, and secure.

Five Bold Predictions for 2020

Posted on 1/22/2020
These Five Bold Predictions made by the DCI Board are a must-read for any data center industry professional needing guidance for managing technology in 2020.

DCI Board: Why Can't We Just Get Along?

Posted on 7/29/2019
We asked DCI board members: Under what circumstances is it most important for IT and facilities to work in tandem?

Soaring Into the Clouds the Right Way

Posted on 6/11/2019
It is a given that at least something you do will jump to the cloud. It is more important to know how, what and when to get in there.

The 2019 State of the Data Center Report

Posted on 3/18/2019
In this third edition, we’ve introduced a few new topics. These include people entering into the data center market as new employees, a closer examination around cloud, and how leaders in the space are deploying new and advanced technologies to suppo

Five Bold Predictions for the Data Center in 2019

Posted on 1/8/2019
These Five Bold Predictions made by the DCI Board are a must-read for any data center industry professional needing guidance for managing technology in 2019.

Five Bold Predictions for the Data Center in 2019

Posted on 1/8/2019
These Five Bold Predictions made by the DCI Board are a must-read for any data center industry professional needing guidance for managing technology in 2019.

Data Center Buy vs. Build: Preliminary Considerations

Posted on 9/5/2018
There are innumerable writings addressing data center build vs. buy. Unfortunately, service providers with an agenda are producing most of them. Here is some straight talk based upon strategy work with hundreds of data center owners.