The Colocation Facilities industry fared extremely well in the past five years, as the continual move to overall online operations caused an increase in demand for server space. In the coming years, industry demand will strengthen as demand from data processing and hosting services, the number of businesses and the percentage of services conducted online all increase. Additionally, sustainability trends and the rising cost of electric power will push customers to the industry as a means to cut costs.
Industry operators own and operate data centers that primarily lease equipment space to customers. Companies in the industry also offer auxiliary services including power management, security and network neutrality. Customers generally use industry services as off-site data storage to back up their data or to allow them to focus on other parts of their business without paying for these operations.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.