Trends Report

Consider Colocation As A Key To Your Holistic Data Center Strategy

Evolved Options Can Help Optimize Your Technology Ecosystem

July 25th, 2014
SV
Sophia Vargas
With contributors:
Glenn O'Donnell , Andrew Hewitt , Richard Fichera , Michelle Mai

Summary

As your business depends more on technology services for daily operations and customer engagement platforms, data center capacity demands will continue to increase. You now face a more urgent task of selecting the ideal sources for new IT capacity that will deliver the best experience for end users — both business users and customers. The range of options can be confusing, large in number, ever changing, and can have a variety of risks and benefits. With vetted solutions ranging from fully in-house to fully managed, you must balance performance and economics against risk and competency to select the best environment for a given service. This report discusses the tactical and strategic elements of this decision and presents an overview of the US colocation market as a potential component of this solution.

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