Why IT Is Increasing Investments in Colocation
Needing more scalable use of data with better network connectivity, data center managers are increasingly looking into colocation options.
65% of the data center managers surveyed said they are currently using colocation, or plan to within the next 12 months.
57% said they expect their use of colocation services to increase over the next two years.
80% of the data center managers surveyed are using either off-premises or hybrid data centers.
35% said they’ve expanded data center capacity within the past two years by adding to the data center without physically expanding it; 30% said they’ve done so by using the cloud without colocation; and 25% have expanded capacity with colocation.
52% of the data center managers surveyed use colocation data centers as a backup; 44% use them as primary data centers for computing and critical infrastructure; and more than 33% use them for cloud services.
Better future scalability: 32%,
Network and edge connectivity: 22%,
Lack of staffing to support expansion: 13%
Internal staffing: 18%
Storage management: 74%,
Database services: 59%,
Web servers: 54%,