More large companies are turning to collocation providers to relieve capacity constraints in their data centres, as a way to avoid the high cost of building their own new brick-and-mortar facilities, two studies suggest.
The Uptime Institute, in its first annual data centre survey, reported that more than a third of the large companies it surveyed - 36% - expect to run out of capacity in at least one of their data centres over the next 18 months. Server consolidation and upgrading of power and cooling equipment are the primary ways the companies said they would boost their capacity, the survey showed. But a significant portion - 29 % - said they plan to lease collocation space, while 20% will move workloads to the cloud.
Source: IT World