In its new report, “Sizing the Cloud,” Forrester Research estimates that the data center colocation industry will grow to more than $43 billion by 2018, yet another proof point that companies are increasingly turning toward third-party providers to manage key components of their IT infrastructure.
As one data center expert recently put it, “the data center of the future is the one you don’t own.”
In Bettendorf, Iowa, the owners of the 60,000-RSF, 6-MW ColoHub data center are reaping the benefits of this trend with the addition of a variety of new tenants since opening one year ago. The latest to sign was Midwest Health Exchange, a leading provider of electronic health exchange records in the U.S. Midwest.
“With the facility’s fiber connectivity and the State of Iowa’s aggressive incentive program, we feel that we are going to see continued demand for space in Iowa and specifically here at Colohub,” Reynolds said.