Product Code: IT019-003281
Data center co-location is moving beyond telecoms and financial services markets. Cloud service providers, mobile operators, and the digital media industry also need access to co-located services in data center hubs to deliver services effectively. Enterprises too will increasingly look to co-location to offset capex priorities and local data privacy issues in their global operations.
- A new breed of data center operator is offering enterprise-class facilities and access to co-located services for customers that need to deploy their private in-country clouds to support global expansion.
- Third-party operated data centers offer enterprises the opportunity to prioritize capex and avoid costly data center builds and refurbishments.
- Partnering with data center operators offers a way for both service providers and enterprise customers to share risk in one of their largest IT investments.
- Understand who is benefitting from data center co-location services and why.
- Understand why data center operators see opportunities in the enterprise market.
- What are the major trends in the enterprise data center market?
- How will data center services evolve in the next 18 months?
Table of Contents
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- Key messages
BUSINESS TRENDS AND TECHNOLOGY ENABLERS
- European data center operators: business trends
A NEW BREED OF DATA CENTER OPERATORS IS MOVING ON FROM TRADITIONAL CO-LOCATION SERVICES AND MARKETS
- There is still a place for bricks and mortar
- The players and what they do
ENTERPRISE DATA CENTER OPERATORS CAN HELP ENTERPRISES AVOID THE COST OF BUILDING NEW FACILITIES u00a0
- Drivers for data center expansion
ENTERPRISES MUST ASSESS APPETITE FOR SHARING VERSUS LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS IN FACILITIES THEY MAY NOT NEED
- Weighing up the benefits and risks
- SIs and outsourcers join the data center ecosystem
- Recommendations for enterprises
- Recommendations for vendors
- Alternative views
- Further reading
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