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Eight Trends Will Shape the Colocation Market in 2016

Published: 20 January 2016

ID: G00299639

Analyst(s): Bob Gill

Summary

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.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Offers in the Colocation Providers' Portfolios Are Bifurcating
  • Data Center Providers Are Architecting for Flexibility in New Builds
  • The Role of DCIM Is Growing Among Colocation Providers
    • Internal Role
    • External Role
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Are Proliferating in the Colocation Market
  • The Face of the Enterprise Colocation Buyer Is Changing
  • Big Data and the Internet of Things (Internal Focus) Are Evolving
  • The Edge-Computing Model and the IoT (External Focus) Are Growing
  • The Deployment of Cloud Computing Is Accelerating
  • Conclusion

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