Vertiv recently conducted an online survey of 226 U.S. enterprise data center managers regarding their use of colocation services – current and planned. For this survey, the term "colocation" includes multi-tenant data centers, off-premise computing, managed hosting and cloud hosting data centers.
Respondent industries included financial services, education, manufacturing, healthcare, government, professional service and telecommunications. Organizations ranged in size from more than $1 billion to under $10 million.
The intent of the survey was to gain understanding of:
- How colocation services are currently used
- Future plans for using services
- Challenges in adopting colocation services
- Likes and dislikes about services
Sixty-five percent of respondents said that their organizations are using colocation data centers or will use them within the next 12 months. Among current users, most are recent adopters, with 64 percent indicating that have used colos five years or less. These numbers reflect the experiences of both large and small companies.
Download Vertiv's colocation data center usage report that highlights key findings and more from the recent survey.