Cloud Adoption Drives Growth in Colocation

By Scott Fuhriman, VP Sales and Product Development

If you’re wondering “colocation or cloud,” stop right there. The problem is the word “or.” The two are not exclusive: Colocation can be part of a cloud solution, a great step towards a cloud-based model, and a perfectly sufficient strategy all on its own.

Growth AheadIn all these forms, colocation is on the rise, and increased cloud adoption is one of the main drivers of growth in colocation. A new report released by DCD Intelligence shows that almost a quarter of all data center footprint in the North America region is now outsourced, and predicts a further increase of 15 percent by the end of 2014.

There are many great reasons for this growth, and most fall into one of three categories: cost savings, reliability, and scalability. Continue reading