10 Data Center Predictions For 2013


A boom in managed services and collocation services from businesses tired of managing any IT assets not directly tied to their primary mission will spur the building of new stand-alone, multitenant data centers in 2013.

While these won't necessarily all be big data centers, most will be thanks to the economies of scale that larger spaces offer.

For solution providers, that means not only opportunities to participate in the design and building of data centers, but also in reselling a wider range of services that help customers gain advantage from moving part, if not all, of their operations to third-party data centers.