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Vendor Landscape: Colocation And Data Center Services

Vendors From Various Backgrounds Compete To Solve Regional Demands

April 4, 2017

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In a world of pervasive technology solutions, infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must maintain a growing portfolio of heterogeneous hardware and services. For organizations with burgeoning capacity demands, colocation services can provide a flexible solution for hosting growing infrastructure as well as play a strategic role in cloud adoption and integration. This report provides an overview of the data center services market, extended to include vendors that also provide carrier, managed, and cloud services, and helps I&O professionals understand the key players and how to evaluate solutions. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We're updating it now to factor in new vendors, expansions, and recent mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities.

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Table of Contents

  • Colocation Increases Alongside Cloud And Managed Services
  • The Colocation Market Is Large, Diverse, And Growing
  • Customer Proximity And Data Gravity Define Data Center Markets
  • Vendors Compete On Value-Add, Partnerships, And Geographic Reach
  • Leaders Challenge Standards And Expand Base Services
  • Expansions Continue Across Established And Emerging Markets
  • Recommendations

  • Evaluate Vendors Based On Business Outcomes
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents