Introduction to the colocation multitenant data center
Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of companies will migrate entirely away from on-premises data centers with the current trend of moving workloads to multitenant / colocation data centers, hosting, and the cloud leading them to shut down their traditional data center.
Most terms in telecom can go by two equally valid names, not to mention countless acronyms. The multitenant data center or colocation facility is no exception. In this article we’ll use both colocation and MTDC. Regardless of name, this space represents a rapidly growing percentage of data centers worldwide.
Today we’re living in the perfect storm, where we need to store and manage increasing amounts of data, while also keeping the resources and cost at a minimum. Did we mention the extra requirement to scale flexibly? Keeping a data center fully optimized while eliminating latency, reducing downtime, and maintaining compliance with ever-evolving standards is quite the challenge. Countless businesses answer this need with MTDCs. They find themselves caught between needing a more cost-efficient and flexible option than a private data center, but also requiring more control than that offered by the cloud.