Rich Miller – Gartner: Local Focus for Colo Customers
Over at CloudPundit, Gartner analysts Lydia Leong reports some interesting trends in her customer interaction. “My colo inquiries this year have undergone an interesting shift towards local (and regional) data centers, rather than national players, reflecting a shift in colocation from being primarily an Internet-centric model, to being one where it’s simply another method by which businesses can get data center space,” Leong writes. “Based on the planning discussions I’m hearing, I expect this is going to be the prevailing trend going forward as well.
People are still talking about hosting, and there are still plenty of managed hosting deals out there, but very rarely do I see a hosting deal now that doesn’t have a cloud discussion attached,” Leong adds.