January 9, 2019
Why Data Centre Colocation is the future!
Towards the end of 2017, global cloud giant AWS (Amazon Web Services) announced a new service called ‘Bare Metal Instances’. This allows clients to run their applications directly on physical services that are live in Amazon’s data centres – without virtualisation, in other words, and therefore not really in the cloud at all. Critics have been quick to frame the move as AWS coming down on the traditional colocation solution and dedicated server hosting market. Data Center Dynamics have stated that AWS "could undermine one of the main selling points of colo providers”. Of course, it’s more complex than that.