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 the leasing of entire rooms and facilities to place IT equipment. Datacenter colocation services reduce the overall IT cost of enterprises, which is expected to drive the growth of the data center colocation market.
The competitive landscape includes the analysis of the business strategy excellence and strength of the 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.
Top 10 Data Centre Colocation Softwares 2020:
- Equinix Inc
- Digital Realty
- China Telecom
- Cyxtera Technologies Inc
- NTT Communications Corporation
- AT&T Inc
- Level 3 Communications
- Verizon Communications INC
- Global Switch
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.
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.
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 vendors with niche product offerings have started to gain positions in the data center colocation 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.
STT GDC’s Data Center Colocation Services are led by experienced local experts. It is for gaining high strategic reach with a stern benchmark of operational brilliance and energy-efficiency and security. They anchor an extravagant set of deployment requirements and also assure catering unique colocation requirements with a customer-centric approach. Their primary aim is to make sure that data centres are developed and operated consistently, enabling customers with greater access worldwide and facilitate easy deployment.
Telstra operates in telecommunication networks and internet accessibility. The colocation data centre in short known as “colo” is the facility that is provided by the concerned provider in which corporate houses rented the space to fulfil their need for data-centres. The facility provider helps to provide space, cooling, security, and maintenance of the server and hardware. The company that uses the facility will provide the fund to maintain and give protection to the servers and equipment.
Singapore Telecommunication Limited is the largest telecommunication provider giant in Singapore. Datacenter colocation service can be understood in such a way that it is a place where equipment, space, and bandwidth are available for rent for those who require it. It is used to provide facilities like space, power, cooling, storage, and security to the servers and networking equipment of other firms and also connect them with the other telecommunication service provider without the complexity and high budget.