Data Center Colocation Services
The colocation data center market expects to grow at 14% CAGR between 2019 and 2026. Most organizations interested in considering colocation space should have options to compare, while organizations in metropolitan areas have several available facilities to review. The growth of colocation illustrates the easy part of a colocation evaluation for IT organizations: space. However, the challenge for most organizations is in evaluating different colocation providers, their offerings, and the true cost of migrating to an outsourced facility. The quality of information you get from a colocation facility will be dictated by how thoroughly you prepare for the inquiry process.
This guide intends to help information technology leaders
understand the factors to consider when evaluating the
modernization of on-premise data centers as compared
to outsourcing to a colocation facility.
Few organizations have on-staff resources to lead the planning and migration efforts for an on-premise data center to a colocation facility. These resources need to oversee the physical infrastructure requirements (power, cooling, structured cabling, security, etc.) with the colocation provider and the organization’s technology migration requirements