The data center colocation market includes the practice of providing data center space and infrastructure, including power, network bandwidth, physical security, and cooling component on lease to end users. Based on customer requirement, these facilities are categorized into two major types – retail colocation and wholesale colocation. Retail colocation offers the option to rent space, racks, and cages, whereas wholesale colocation involves leasing of entire rooms and facilities to place IT equipment. Data center colocation reduces the overall IT cost of enterprises, which is expected to drive growth of the data center colocation market.
Competitive landscape includes the analysis of the business strategy excellence and strength of product portfolio of key players in the data center colocation market. The vendors are placed into four categories based on their market performance: Visionary Leaders, Innovators, Emerging Companies, and Dynamic Differentiators. The report evaluates the top 25 vendors, which include AT&T Inc., China Telecom, Cogent Communications, Contegix, CoreSite Realty Corporation, CyrusOne, Cyxtera Technologies, Inc., Digital Realty Trust, Inc., DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., Equinix, Inc., Fibernet Inc., Global Switch, Internap, Interxion, Keppel Data Centre Pte Ltd., Level 3 Communications Inc., NTT Communications Corporation, PhoenixNAP, Rahi Systems Inc., Singtel, STT GDC Pte Ltd., Telehouse-KDDI, Telstra, TeraGo Networks Inc., and Verizon.
Vendors in this category receive high scores for most of the evaluation criteria. They have a strong and established product portfolio and a very strong market presence. They provide mature and reputable data center colocation solutions. They also have strong business strategies. Companies such as Level 3 Communications Inc., Equinix Inc., Digital Realty Trust, Inc., China Telecom, Verizon, AT&T Inc., and NTT Communications Corporation are included in visionary leaders.
Innovators in the competitive leadership mapping are vendors that have demonstrated substantial product innovations as compared to their competitors. They have very focused product portfolios. However, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall business. Companies included in innovators are Telehouse-KDDI, Global Switch, CyrusOne, Interxion, DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., and Internap.
These are established vendors with very strong business strategies. However, they rank low in terms of product portfolio. They focus on a specific type of technology related to the product. Companies included in the dynamic differentiator’s category are Singtel, Telstra, CoreSite Realty Corporation, Cogent Communications, and STT GDC Pte Ltd.
These vendors with niche product offerings have started to gain positions in the market. They do not have very strong business strategies as compared to other established vendors. They might be new entrants in the market and require more time before gaining significant traction. TeraGo Networks Inc., PhoenixNAP, and Rahi Systems are included in the emerging companies’ category.
Data Center Colocation Services Quadrant
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- Breadth and Depth of Product Offerings
- Services Offered
- Retail colocation services
- Carrier Neutral Colocation
- Bandwidth provider Colocation
- Consulting Services
- Organization Size
- Small and Medium Enterprises
- Large Enterprises
- Product Features and Functionality
- Software Compatibility
- Colocation Services
- Colocation Services - Data Quality
- Colocation Services - Direct
- Colocation Services - Through Partners
- Colocation Services - Data Governance
- Customer Feedback
- Support Services
- Smart Hands/On-Site Support
- Remote Support
- Software & System Engineering Consulting