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.
In 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