Most businesses won’t undertake a large capital expenditure unless they’re confident they can maximize return on investment, ideally as quickly as possible. Even enterprises that are willing or able to spend extra money over-provisioning space for potential growth struggle with how much capacity to bring online.
As an alternative, many organizations have turned to colocation data centers to help manage capacity requirements more effectively. For starters, leasing—as opposed to building or buying a new data center—reduces upfront costs.
More importantly, the colocation data center provider assumes much of the risk and responsibility associated with scaling. In theory, a colocation provider would face the same complications as they gradually adjust facility infrastructure for expansion. But in practice, a highly capable provider makes modular design a core service pillar. The resulting ability to scale much faster acts as a competitive edge for tenants that value flexibility.
Download the new report from Sabey Data Centers that explores how a modular data center design may be the next horizon of colocation technology.