The new White Paper, “In Their Own Words: Planning Priorities for a State of the Art Colocation Facility” (© DatacenterDynamics, 2017) will be released at DCD>Colo + Cloud conference at the Fairmont Dallas, September 26. The report is based on 27 in-depth interviews with colo and cloud services top executives representing both global and regional multi-tenant data center (MTDC) owners and operators.

In this latest report, DCD Intelligence senior analyst Nick Parfitt finds that, globally, the third-party MTDC sector finds itself challenged, and, often, at risk. Some causes? He says owners and operators think it’s, in part, the rate and complexity of changing customer demand, coupled with both rapid technological advance and new business and pricing models in the time of explosive growth in cloud adoption.  

In his “DCD Opinion” essay that opens the paper, Parfitt summarizes high points of his globe-trotting research interviews. One stands out:

There is a consensus that colo will continue on its current path of fragmentation, although that is expressed in a number of ways. Wholesale (data center facilities) will become more basic, more of a shell, while retail will transform into a more service-oriented, client-focused, and data-driven business.”

Opinion and full report free

All qualified delegates who register prior to August 15 for DCD>Colo + Cloud will receive the DCD Opinion section of the report prior to the conference; and all delegates to the conference, including the pre-conference DCD>Edge Leadership Roundtables will receive a full-copy of the DCD Intelligence White Paper, at no cost, at the close of the conference.

“Increasingly, these are the people responsible for the infrastructure enablement of the massive, high-velocity, digital transformation of business and industry,” says DCD producer, Giovanni Zappulo.  “That automatically means great change will hit this data center and telecom infrastructure sector first and what makes the insights in this report so important as a backdrop to the conversations we’ll have in Dallas on September 25 for DCD>Edge and on the 26th during DCD>Colo + Cloud.”

Of the 600+ expected delegates, principal among them are the business and technology professionals responsible for the designing, building, and operating of colocation critical facilities, managed services, cloud infrastructure and hosting services.

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