Gartner - Eight Trends Will Shape the Colocation Market

As colocation's role in everything from the hybrid cloud, digital business and data center consolidation increases, innovative market players, new technologies and growing investments will combine to create a market in flux. IT planners must assess the trends that will affect this market and plan for how they can best take advantage of these trends.


  • 8 key trends affecting the colocation market
  • Evolution of Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Growth of Edge Computing

Buyers and planners of colocation services must ensure that all data center decisions are made in light of the enterprise's cloud and hybrid application plans, because cloud/colocation interconnection approaches and capabilities vary widely across providers. These pressures, and how well the providers address them, will continue to define the offerings of market leaders throughout 2016.

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