THE COLOCATION SOLUTION
The Colocation Solution
Paul Gillen writes for Data Center Frontier.
Colocation facilities can be valuable partners in reducing IT costs, improving flexibility and creating
robust, highly available infrastructure that connects seamlessly to multiple clouds. Colocation
facilities provided not only rapid setup in professionally managed data centers, but also reliable on-
ramps to the internet through shared high-speed pipes.
With the rise of cloud computing a decade ago, many organizations began to divest themselves of
servers and storage entirely as they shifted infrastructure responsibility to cloud providers. Some
people said cloud was a threat to the colocation industry because hyperscale computing would
obviate the need for businesses to own equipment. Yet ironically, cloud is fuelling a rebirth and a
resurgence of colocation in a new form.
A survey of more than 300 IT professionals by Enterprise Management Associates found that 84%
expect their cloud traffic to grow over the next three years.
The global colocation market is expected to reach $90 billion in 2024, up from $35 billion in 2017,
according to Global Market Insights. A principal driver of this growth is interconnection, or private
data exchange between businesses. Interconnection is best done in a vendor-neutral data center
where a large ecosystem of vendors, customers and cloud providers are clustered together. The
interconnection market is growing even faster than the colocation market, with revenues expected
to more than double from $3.48 billion in 2019 to reach $7.65 billion in 2025, according to Mordor
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