New research conducted by IDC has found that while 2017 represents a massive year for hyperscale data centres, this will fail to offset the growth colocation facilities are experiencing. Greg McCulloch, CEO of Aegis Data claims that more and more customers will see value in hosting their servers in OPC environments to better cater for their IT needs.
In IDC’s latest report, ‘Worldwide Datacenter Census and Construction 2014-2018 Forecast: Aging Enterprise Datacenters and the Accelerating Service Provider Buildout’, it claims that while the industry is at a record high of 8.6 million data centre facilities, after this year, there will be a significant reduction in server rooms. This is due to the growth and popularity of public cloud based services, occupied by the large hyperscalers including AWS, Azure and Google, which is expected to grow to 400 hyperscale data centres globally. Despite this, colocation is expected to grow alongside wholesale and hyperscale.