As the cloud services industry is growing, there are no signs of the colocation data center market shrinking — quite the opposite. A report from Allied Market Research predicts the market will reach $51.89 billion by 2020 with a CAGR of 12.4%.

What is changing though is how companies use colocation solutions, as a solution to meet distributed data networks, edge computing and high-throughput data processing needs. That’s where the edge data center deployment becomes interesting.