Colocation is unquestionably a fastest-growing data center industry category. More enterprises are interested in outsourcing workloads to mitigate costs if not outright abdicate the responsibility of data center operations, which means there’s an abundance of opportunities for suppliers. However, competition is fierce. The industry is fragmented and regional in composition while space which means competition for colocation spend is fierce among the many providers battling for share.
Differentiation is especially important in low-growth economies as space becomes a less valuable part of the customer proposition. As such, the importance of facility investment and unique service offerings on the part of colocation providers is high.
The Worldwide Colocation Data Center Investment: Buyer Intentions and Characteristics of the Growing Data Center Class report helps colocation providers and equipment suppliers better understand the shift to colocation and the growth of colocation industry overall by answering several key questions such as:
Key Questions Answered:
How many estimated colocation data centers are there worldwide?
How many square metres do the colocation facilities occupy globally? How much estimated power is consumed?
What are the top drivers of colocation data center investment?
Who makes colocation space and power decisions? Is there one particular person in an organisation that does so?
How large is the colocation data center workforce worldwide?
How are colocation providers investing in their own facilities?