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By 2025, 85% of infrastructure strategies will integrate on-premises, colocation, cloud and edge delivery options, compared with 20% in 2020.

-David Cappuccio, Distinguished VP Analyst; Henrique Cecci, Senior Director, Gartner Research Report – “Your Data Center May Not Be Dead, but It’s Morphing,” September 17, 2020


Gartner - Your Data Center may not be Dead, but it’s Morphing

According to Gartner, “Workload placement is not only about moving to the cloud, it is about creating a baseline for infrastructure strategy based on workloads rather than physical data centers. This is causing I&O leaders to rethink infrastructure strategies, which have a direct impact on enterprise data centers.”


Combine interconnection with high-speed enterprise access to the multitenant data center
Include enterprise assets (such as compute, storage and networking), located in the multitenant data center, to bring the enterprise and its applications to the network, as opposed to the outdated model of bringing the network to the enterprise
An ecosystem will be required to enable scalable, agile infrastructures
Pick partners based on their vision, capabilities and their partners
When considering ecosystem partners, in particular colocation providers, it’s critical that you understand their long-term vision of the market and how its evolution is changing their strategy

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