Meeting the Growing Demand for Colocation

September 16, 2021
09:00

Colocation services continue to grow, but the colocation market faces challenges that need to be met. Today, the colocation data centre industry faces challenges as a consequence of the exponential growth in cloud computing along with IoT-driven big data and HPC requirements. These are making unprecedented demands on data centre technical infrastructure, power, cooling and connectivity. With this, there is a major requirement, quite correctly, for sustainability including the commitment to renewable energy usage. To remain at its forefront now requires substantial investment as well as innovation and agility to be able to adapt to continuously changing customer needs.

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