With big data comes big opportunities. It is no surprise that companies using data center services, or more specifically, opting for colocation strategies, are always on the lookout for emerging trends to improve productivity, reduce cost, or improve their services. Here is a quick look at the top trends in data colocation that you should pay attention to.

Storage virtualization:

With storage virtualization you are looking into the benefits of having a centrally managed storage warehouse for all your data which would otherwise be disjointed, creating access complexities as well as increasing costs. Virtualization can pave the way for the concept of open storage, which is critical for smooth interoperability of business processes.

Built to use systems:

Ready to use colocation and cloud hardware infrastructure can be more efficient and faster than a server-software combo because there is reduced complexity in the design, development and operation of the system.

Wholesale and retail colocation services:

Wholesale Data centers offer completely built data center infrastructure for a single user or company to facilitate its data management, whereas retail colocation services involve sharing of the space with other companies.

Implementing, or adopting to, the latest business trends in data colocation would definitely benefit your business and help you stay ahead of competition. However, any data strategy needs to take into consideration the enterprise’s business and data needs, financial implications, and internal resources.

Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.