For those that are using or considering colocation, exploiting the interconnection services the provider has available, or is developing, might be a viable option. Data center interconnection is a model in which discrete assets within a multitenant data center are connected to each other directly (usually over fiber) and in a peer-to-peer fashion.

- Gartner, Infrastructure Is Everywhere—The Evolution of Data Centers, Refreshed: 18 January 2021; Published: 18 July 2019, Bob Gill & David Cappuccio


Gartner - Infrastructure Is Everywhere—The Evolution of Data Centers

In this Gartner Report: "Infrastructure Is Everywhere: The Evolution of Data Centers" Gartner states: "By 2022, 60% of enterprise IT infrastructures will focus on centers of data, rather than traditional data centers."


Due to integration and connectivity, colocation and/or cloud partner ecosystems will be critical for future infrastructures
All workloads are not equal, and proper placement is key to unlocking their true potential to the business
Infrastructures are dynamic and must be able to change quickly, as markets and providers change
Edge and IoT deployments are stretching infrastructures, shifting priorities and adding complexity

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