Global Data Center Outlook | Year End 2017
Now that 2017 has come to a close, we take a look back at how the year faired for data centers across North America and the globe.
Looking back over the last 12 months, we can confidently state that the industry came out ahead—all while weathering significant consolidation activity, shifting industry offerings and rising complexity in user solutions and facilities. While 2017 wasn’t quite the historic "2016 Year of the Cloud," user demand, new construction and growing hybrid and cloud solutions paved the way.
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In 2018, foreign data center companies’ interest and action in entering the U.S. data center market will accelerate as international enterprises and providers look to build a footprint for U.S. customers.
As the data center industry continues to mature, enterprises will consistently seek out add-on services and outsource data center expertise as hybrid models become the norm in 2018 and beyond.
48 deals totaling nearly $20B happened in 2017 – nearly exceeding the total 2015 & 2016 volumes combined. The trend will remain for the next several years as players continue to expand scale, services and expertise.
Data centers have become exponentially more complex in recent years, that's no surprise. Yet, this applies to every facet of the business: facilities, hardware, user requirements and solutions. Expect a jump in the industry's need for remote monitoring, cloud based management and customized deliverables.
Enterprises' growing need to be near end-users will drive an uptick in growth in smaller satellite markets. The increasing importance of "edge" markets will begin to play a larger role in data center strategies.
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