Modern data centers are buildings where computing and telecommunications equipment is located for their common environmental requirements, maintenance and physical security needs. The data center market comprises three main segments: enterprise or inhouse data centers, multi-tenant data centers (including wholesale, colocation, managed and shared hosting data centers) and hyperscale data centers. These data centers serve a range of segments in the market from the small business to hyperscale cloud service providers, such as Google, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services
This market briefing provides an overview of the global data center market. It discusses key trends in the market and provides an overview of each of the major segments. It concludes with a discussion of the benefits of CloudLightning and RECAP to data center operators.