The 2012 State of the Data Center report is based on input from 2,453 IT professionals at organizations in 32 countries. The survey highlights the underlying drivers of data center complexity, current impacts on the business, and the latest initiatives IT is adopting to mitigate the issues. Seventy-nine percent of survey respondents reported increasing complexity in the data center. While complexity stems from a variety of factors, respondents identify implementing an information governance strategy as the main initiative organizations are taking to address data center growing pains. The survey results emphasize the importance of taking steps to intelligently manage organizational resources to rein in operational costs and control information growth.