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“T HE DATA CENTRE IS THE BEATING HEART OF AN ORGANISATION” — Chris Fielding CIO, Sungard Availability Services


pricing structures. Fuelled by the need

years. What are the factors driving this

for additional space or to upgrade their

growth? Although organisations of all

facilities, many organisations are

sizes will continue to squeeze all

looking to third-party providers who

possible value out of their existing

can provide dedicated services that

investment in on-premise IT, there are

offer the tools, space and security

two main factors driving the transition

required to keep IT resilient, while also

to colocation when the time is right –

reducing running costs.

demand for high-availability services

According to Gartner, 80% of

and the shrinking IT talent pool.

enterprises will have shut down their traditional data centre by 2025. At the


same time, the global data centre

As the volume of data to be stored and

colocation market will grow 17% CAGR,

processed has exploded, so has the

exceeding $90bn in the next five

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