Enterprise data center outsourcing can be divided into two types. Some organizations prefer using options such as cloud services, platform as a service, and infrastructure as a service along with colocation data center facilities. Some, on the other hand, use only pure colocation data center facilities where the equipment, bandwidth, infrastructure and often the administration and management is rented or leased out to a third party provider. This allows for a clear separation of responsibilities and risks, with the enterprise organizations focusing on their core competencies and the data center organizations focusing on the entire infrastructure management.
Did you know that the demand for co-located data centers is rising and has overtaken supply? The statistics for data center demand-supply gaps are alarming and will only increase every year. According to a recent report by Nemertes Research, the 2012 market size for commercial data center colocation facilities was estimated to be around $18.5 billion and it is slated to grow to an enormous $31.2 billion by 2015. In 2011, the total colocation space estimated to be in use in the US was 67.7 million square feet. The projection for this number is a whopping 144 million square feet by 2015. Statistics also reveal that roughly 8.75% of the total enterprise data center space belongs to the colocation category. The forecast for this number is to grow to 14.11% by 2015.
If you are planning on outsourcing your IT infrastructure to a colocation data center facility then the time to act is now. With the ever increasing demand, and shortage in supply, the cost of colocation data facilities will only go up. For the best deals and to ensure you make the right decisions for your datacenter, contacthttp://lifelinedatacenters.