Addressing some of these issues Andrew recaps here:
Qu: End user data centre strategy, how is this changing?“Cloud technology has added a different dimension to procurement of services. The days of large corporation’s self-building data centres are, for the most part, long gone, with on the whole services now being procured via a third party. Modern end user IT strategy now incorporates both traditional infrastructure, procurement of dedicated space and power, with Cloud to provide a flexible ‘buffer’.”
Qu: What does this mean for demand in the core data centre markets?“Data centre requirements are smaller, need additional services and contract flexibility. End users are now more realistic about the scale of data centre space required, with Cloud increasingly used for efficiency gains and ‘operational peaks’.