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Co-Location Down Unda’

| July 31, 2014

 

Gartner reports that by the year 2020, IoT or the Internet of Things market is expected to reach 26 billion users providing quite the issue to Co-Location providers globally. Iot is the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet that uses embedded technology to interact with internal states or the external environment. Co-Location facilities will now face the growing problem of security, data, storage management, and servers on such a wide range of users without having to compromise real time based processes. Due to these problems with the rise of IoT, the Co-Location market as a whole is expected to rise at a rate of 11% each year finally reaching a total worth of $43+ billion dollars.

Currently the APAC region specifically accounts for a total of 17% of the global Co-Location market share second to North America which sits at over 50% of the market. If organizations in the APAC want to uphold this expectation they will have to make serious investments in the expansion of Co-Location data centers in order to cater to the growing big data compute and IoT surge. With over 26 billion expected users data centers will have to construct new big data computation processes that can run all networks into one homogenous source while also having the ability to interact with each location on an individual scale. The growing interest in IoT fuels not only data center expansion but also the need for cleaner more efficient power usage inside these data centers.

In their annual commissioned survey by Forrester Consulting, Digital Realty reported that over three quarters of the Australian Co-Location organizations have showed interest and have planned both data center expansion and investment. The number one reason companies have showed expectations to increased spending is big data computation followed by virtualization. The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) ensures that further expansion of data centers will only be completed if done so as energy efficient as possible. Australia and the APAC as a whole look to be one of the top contenders globally amongst the Co-Location and Big data market opening doors for Co-Location companies to seek expansion internationally.

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