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Eight Trends Will Shape the Colocation Market in 2016

Published: 20 January 2016

ID: G00299639

Analyst(s): Bob Gill


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


  • 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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