Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Bill Kleyman,

The Ultimate Challenge – Data Center Build or BuyAs we look at all the trends around cloud, digitization, and technology utilization – it becomes very clear as to why we continue to see more demands around the data center. Recent reports from Jones Lang Lasalle show that over the next 12 months, we expect to see user demand for smart data center solutions continue to climb, while operators will feel the heat to deliver more data, faster and more flexibly than ever before.

Their reports also show that data still needs a home, but cloud adoption is shifting which data centers host it, and where. Expect to see even swifter movement to the cloud in the industry’s hub markets, from Silicon Valley and Northern Virginia to London and Tokyo. Already, some major cloud providers are anticipating they will need to triple infrastructure by 2020.

Today, organizations are more reliant than ever on technology to drive business imperatives and opportunities. IT departments must deploy modern infrastructure that supports critical initiatives such as cloud computing, big data, mobility, collaboration tools and social media. However, In many cases IT leaders are recognizing that existing data centers may not suitable for this new era in IT in their current state.

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