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The number of requests for customer access to sites has reduced with travel restrictions, and providers say many customers are holding back on new projects where they can – especially new migrations and other large-scale projects. That doesn’t mean there isn’t more demand. Quite the opposite for colocation providers that work with cloud, managed services, systems integrators, networking operators and content providers. These customers are increasingly asking for additional datacenter and networking bandwidth.

– Penny Jones, Research Director, 451 Research

451 Research

451 Research - COVID-19—Keeping the Datacenter Lights on During a Crisis

Digital services are being relied upon now more than ever for remote working tools, streaming and online entertainment, healthcare and more. This 451 Research report discusses the ‘invisible infrastructure’ responsible for powering these digital services, how datacenter providers are addressing the spikes in traffic and what they are doing to keep everything up and running during a time of crisis.

  • In some European countries, internet use has been up as much as 50%
  • For colocation providers, there is a growing demand for additional datacenter and networking bandwidth
  • The challenge for many multi-tenant datacenter providers is to cater to temporary spikes while enabling customers to return to pre-COVID-19 use cases after the event

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