Digital transformation in the Cloud has changed the face of data centres. With the growing demand for digital applications, businesses are forced to recreate their data centre strategy; replacing legacy infrastructure that is slow, expensive and unscalable. In short, traditional data centres might no longer be relevant in the near future with Gartner predicting that 80% of enterprises will have shut down their traditional data centres by 2025.
In this shifting digital landscape, colocation data centres have become an attractive option in terms of cost-efficiency and flexibility. Businesses enjoy high availability with 99.999% uptime in a secure data centre environment without having to worry about heavy CAPEX investment.
Furthermore, the expectations of data centres today are no longer just fancy facilities to host equipment for data storage, business applications or backup and recovery. Rapid cloud adoption and increasing global connectivity amongst users and businesses are transforming the role of data centres to become global Cloud and Interconnect hubs. With an ecosystem of enterprises, network operators, Cloud Service Providers (CSP) and access to other interconnected data centres, businesses are getting more out of the colocation facility.