What does the future hold for the colocation data centre?

February 4, 2021

Colocation is often used as a replacement for traditional data centres because it offers higher availability, reliability, certified building tier levels, energy efficiency, dedicated facilities management, and the ability to scale. As the traditional data centre network struggles to deliver the latency required to support accelerated cloud computing, hyperscale data centres have become the preferred option. Two competing demands will define future data center architecture: storage and latency. Scalability is going to define future data centres, and this requires design-based approaches that take a holistic and long-term view.

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