Colocation providers are dealing with market forces that represent both great opportunity and significant challenge – in some cases from the same development. Providers have to deal with an ever-changing set of buyers, with CFOs and COOs playing an increased role in the decision-making. And they need to address emerging trends such as the Internet of Things and cloud computing, which can have both a positive and negative impact on their businesses.
To win the colocation race you need to be faster, reliable, innovative and efficient –all while making smarter design choices that will ensure positive returns. Customers are demanding 100% uptime and always-on connectivity –be it small enterprises to large Internet Giants–and colocation providers need to meet these expectations. The growing adoption of prefabricated data centers allows just that. With the undisputed benefits of prefab modules and building components(like speed or quality),colocation providers can manage their business today, and deploy faster in the future.
Chris Crosby, CEO for Compass Datacenters, is well-known for his expertise in the data center industry. From its founding in 2012, Compass’ data center solutions have used prefabricated components like exterior walls and power centers to deliver brandable, dedicated facilities for colocation providers. Prefabrication is the central element of the company’s “Kit of Parts” methodology that delivers customizable data center solutions from the core to the edge. By attending this webinar, colocation providers will:
• understand the flexibility and value delivered via the use of prefabricated construction
• Hear the common misperceptions regarding prefabricated modules and data center components
• learn how prefabricated solutions can provide more revenue generation capability than competing alternatives
• know what key things to consider when evaluating prefabricated data center design
Attracting Investors Webinar: With more than $18 billion in M&A activity in the first half of last year alone, the colocation industry is riding the bubble of rapid growth. Colocation data center providers are being evaluated by a wide range of investors, with varying experience and perspectives. Understanding the evaluation criteria is a critical competency for attracting the right type of investor and investment to your colocation business. Steve Wallage, Managing Director of Broad Group Consulting, has led more than 30 due diligence projects and will discuss specific areas of focus including assessment of financials, management, customers, business plan, competitive positioning and future strategy and exit.
By attending this presentation colocation providers will:
• Hear how investors are assessing colocation providers
• Understand different types of investor strategy and positioning
• Explore actual case studies –success stories as well as examples where investors walked away
• Walk away with a greater understanding of how to not only attract investment, but the right type of investor to propel their business growth
In this white paper, we will look into:
• The changing face of the colocation buyer
• Industry structure, including mergers and acquisitions
• The Internet of Things and big data
• Edge computing
• Cloud computing and Internet Giants
• The impact of data center infrastructure management (DCIM)
• Data center design architectures
Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Aug 28, 2018
Interested in learning how the right physical and network infrastructure approach in your colocation data center facility can help you stabilize costs, provide better security, and help promote growth for you and your tenants? Download the Panduit white paper Optimizing Colocation Infrastructure Strategies to learn how to overcome the challenges of aging colocation data center infrastructure and onboard new tenants quickly.
Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Oct 09, 2018
Interested in learning how to stabilize costs and promote growth for you and your tenants? Download the Panduit white paper Colocation Provider Strategies for Success to learn how you can enable ongoing monitoring and maximize your colo data center’s efficiency.
Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Nov 09, 2018
Businesses are increasingly seeking the help of colocation facilities, but for colocation providers to be an asset for these potential tenants, they must be able to offer quick onboarding and elasticity to support present and future needs. To find out how converged infrastructure solutions can help colocation providers set tenants up for success, read How Colocation Providers Can Gain a Competitive Advantage with Converged Infrastructure Solutions.
Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Nov 28, 2018
If you’re looking to build, expand, or modernize your facility with converged physical infrastructure solutions, be sure to download our cheat sheet Key Questions to Ask a Prospective Converged Physical Infrastructure Solutions Vendor.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 20, 2015
In real estate, the most important factor is location, location, location! Your services are not quite as sensitive to the physical position of your technology, but location certainly can be a pivotal factor in optimizing your service design and service delivery. Ideally, location shouldn’t matter; however, it does
have an e?ect on customer experience. When technology services were simpler, location was largely irrelevant, but now the complexity of new services demands a strategy more in line with your BT agenda than your former IT agenda. The e?ects of regulatory, cost, risk, and performance factors will vary based
on the physical location of your technology resources. Colocation providers, cloud service providers, and even traditional hosting services o?er plenty of evolving options to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals balance these factors to optimize service design and delivery.
Published By: Hostway
Published Date: Jun 13, 2012
In this video, experts from Gartner, Microsoft and Hostway provide trends, information and advice for evolving your cloud strategy beyond testing and development to database-intensive and mission-critical application storage.
Not all colocation providers offer the same value and functionality, and many come with inherent risks. When choosing a colocation provider, careful consideration is essential. This white paper discusses: Rregional considerations in selecting a colocation provider, Las Vegas as an alternative to California markets and Phoenix for serving West Coast end users, Power, civic infrastructure, and weather as advantages to colocating in Las Vegas
IT organizations use colocation centers for a variety of reasons, but not all colocation providers offer the same value and functionality, and many come with inherent risks. When choosing a colocation provider, careful consideration is essential. This guide will show you how to choose the right provider.
7 Best Practices for Buying Colocation is a step-by-step handbook for organizations actively selecting a colocation provider. It offers tips and tricks from experienced colocation buyers to help you narrow down your choices, see through the sales pitches, and select the colocation vendor who will best suit your needs.
Published By: Internap
Published Date: Nov 11, 2015
This colocation buyer’s guide includes a checklist of important factors to consider before choosing a provider, along with buying criteria to help you make the best decision for your infrastructure needs.