The numbers are in. DCD Intelligence has released a much-anticipated report, which identifies that almost a quarter of all data center footprint in the North America region is now outsourced. Covering the US and Canada, the North America Data Center Key Trends Report 2013-2014 estimates that the current amount invested in data center outsourcing and colocation has increased by 13% over the past 12 months and is now in the region of $8.8 billion. A further increase of 15% is predicted by the end of 2014.
According to Nicola Hayes, Managing Director of DCD Intelligence, growth in the use of colocation across the region is being fuelled by the increase in IT capacity requirements as well as reduced budgets and the need to access new technologies. Hayes states, “The sectors that are the highest users of colocation services are currently public administration, IT services and financial services but we are witnessing an increase in the uptake of outsourced data center solutions across all industry verticals, this demand is fuelling further growth in the colocation sector in terms of build and this section of the market is expected to continue to show healthy growth through 2014.”
The North America Key Trends report examines the US and Canada and gives data and insight into growth and trends in space, power, new technologies and investment. Containing data on a regional, country and industry vertical level and containing forecasts on key metrics, the report offers a thorough examination of the North American data center market.