Limits to off-premises data center growth in some areas require new concepts
Many different factors are driving the global growth of off-premises data centers. Most user organizations accept that the operation of an on-premises data center is inefficient below a certain size (<1,000sqm). The use of hyperscaler clouds and SaaS solutions requires broadband access and, for many workloads, redundancy in the data center outline. Additionally, hyperscalers and hosting providers use housing space for their offerings. All these factors have been driving constant growth in the data center housing market over the past few years and there are no signs of a slowdown in the foreseeable future.