Today there is an ever changing marketplace and economy in which corporations are facing an increasing demand for IT services. Many enterprises are beginning to find that their existing data centers can no longer support the IT burden. In order to continue their business they need to explore their options and that now seems to entail establishing another data center and even partnering with a colocation facility.
According to a study done by Frost & Sullivan, the total data center space that is used by enterprises will increase by 15% annually through 2013 but the amount of space owned by the enterprises themselves will decrease 6%. Colocation is a rising trend in enterprise data centers because of the desire to save costs and preserve data. Instead of building an expensive data center from scratch colocation facilities offer a faster and less costly setup. Data is also secure in a separate data center with colocation services. If a storm takes out the primary data center the separate data center can serve as the backup until the primary is back online. If the newly expanded data center was all in one place work would grind to a halt.
Larger enterprises such as Kemet and LexisNexis have adopted colocation services in addition to their primary data centers by building their own data centers in other parts of the country and using colocation service providers. Colocation providers can also offer secure data storage with plenty of security, power, backup infrastructure, cooling, etc. without having to develop data centers from the ground up.
Atomic has data centers throughout the United States, with two international locations in Spain and Hong Kong.
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