The Future of Colocation Data Centers, Costs and Security

10/18/2017 |

The survey from Vertiv highlights key findings in colocation

As data centers become a bigger part of facility management, managers are responding by addressing present and future needs for colocation services and future needs for services.

Forty-five percent of U.S. enterprise data center managers say cost is the biggest challenge in migrating to colocation, followed by security and internal staffing. 

All of this is according to an online survey conducted by Vertiv, a power management solution provider, formerly known as Emerson Network Power. Respondents indicated that future IT application deployments will become more diverse and complex and that they seek colocation providers that can quickly scale capacity when needed, provide edge connectivity and offer price transparency.

Key findings from the survey include:

Colocation popularity is surging and will continue to rise

65% of respondents said that their organizations are using colocation data centers or will use them over the next two years.

Colocation providers must prepare to meet new demand

57% will increase their use of colocation in the next 12 months.

Colocation providers must be able to quickly support customer scalability

Improving capacity scalability is the number one reason customers move to colocation, followed by carrier diversity and latency, so providers must ensure flexibility in their IT and infrastructure deployments.

Security challenges and costs are huge barriers to the adoption of colocation services

Almost half, 45%, of respondents cited cost among their top three challenges in moving more applications to colocation, while 31% cited security concerns and 18% cited internal staffing constraints.

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See how professionals like you are taking advantage of the highest performing precision cooling system for their computer rooms and data centers, and why Data Aire is fast-becoming the number one choice for facility managers and building owners looking to decrease their energy consumption. 

Data Aire understands how digital technology and data gravity is rapidly impacting and transforming businesses. That’s why they developed ultra-efficient cooling technology to support the most modern (and not-so-modern) data centers.  Learn how One Wilshire in Los Angeles, one of the most advanced carrier hotels today, is surpassing California's strict energy efficiency requirements with Data Aire’s purpose-built system, which provide full-economization for 260 days – almost 72% of the year. That’s a measurable savings! Furthermore, the projected PUE on an annual basis for a full load is at or below 1.2.


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