According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the global data growth rate is doubling in size every two years. In fact, by 2020, the digital universe – encompassing all the data we create and copy annually – will reach 44 zettabytes. Similarly, Gartner recently predicted that, by 2020, there will be 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices online, up from just 8.4 billion last year.
To prepare for the continuing onslaught of data, many organizations have doubled their on-premise storage, causing rising capital expenditures across infrastructure, power, and personnel. Moreover, the proliferation of Big Data analytics and the increasing adoption of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning applications across industries is continuing to overextend existing in-house infrastructure. Faced with these pressures, colocation is an attractive option for many companies.
As a leading cloud computing market, Canada has proven itself to be an incredible environment for colocation. Many cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and IBM Cloud have already launched operations within its borders. As well, an IDC survey of Canadian-based businesses found that almost half plan to adopt public cloud IaaS and 85 percent will adopt Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) by the end of next year.
With data centers in two of Canada’s most booming markets, Montreal and Vancouver, eStruxture is meeting the colocation needs of enterprises across a variety of verticals. As the second-largest city in Canada, Montreal offers low latency access to other major markets like the New York-New Jersey metro area, as well as Boston, Northern Virginia, Ottawa and Toronto. Similarly, Vancouver has become a major global technology hub over the past decade, attracting SaaS, social media, business intelligence, security and financial tech, eCommerce, video effects and web technology companies. Colocating in both cities provides CSPs and enterprises with enhanced geographic redundancy, helping guard against unexpected outages.
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