There are many challenges and trends facing colocations solutions than ever before, competition is fierce and technologies are changing and improving every day. Many providers are adapting to cope with the new trends and are finding solutions like expanding geographically, providing better prices to stay competitive, many others are upping service with more personal customer service, changing models and offering additional services.
In the future, we will encounter trends like Edge data center, All-Flash Array storage, Converged System, Hybrid Cloud model and more. Edge computing servers will complement data centers all over the world; edge computing serves as the decentralized extension of the campus networks, cellular networks, data center networks, or the cloud. Edge data centers allow end users to get closer to the data, improving speed and performance. Another trend is Converged infrastructure is an approach to data center management that packages compute, networking, servers, storage and virtualization tools on a pre-qualified turnkey appliance. Converged infrastructure is gaining momentum as IT organizations shift away from owning and managing hardware to a flexible self-service model in which resources are consumed on demand. Another trend is Hybrid models that suits organizations of all sizes; it continues to be a dominant factor when it comes to data center design and integration with cloud. It is a cloud computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms. By allowing workloads to move between private and public clouds as computing needs and costs change, hybrid cloud gives businesses greater flexibility and more data deployment options. As time goes by, more and more trends will be introduce, more technologies will become cutting edge and before you know it you will have to face the fact to either update or fall behind.