CoreSite – a leading hybrid IT solutions provider and subsidiary of American Tower Corporation – and CIO have just released the 2023 State of the Data Center Report. 2023 State of the Data Center Report. The annual report examines the latest data center and cloud computing trends, strategies, requirements and other findings from an annual quantitative survey and in-depth interview with senior IT decision makers.

Key takeaways from the report include:

  • Direct Public Cloud Interconnection is a “Must Have” – 94% of IT leaders say native, direct connection between colocation data centers and major cloud providers is essential for improved performance, enhanced security, cost savings and hybrid cloud connectivity.
  • Security is The Top Attribute Sought in a Colocation Provider – While performance, scalability, ecosystem and total cost of ownership are among the most important attributes in choosing a colocation provider, top decision makers rank security as the most important in 2023.
  • Colocation Successfully Supports Critical Workloads, including AI/ML – 92% of IT leaders are considering moving critical workloads from public cloud to colocation to accelerate revenue growth and support the increasing need for AI/ML.
  • The Prevalence of Hybrid IT Infrastructure – Survey results show that nearly 97% of CIOs have implemented or plan to implement a hybrid cloud model.

Download the 2023 State of the Data Center Report to learn the latest trends in data center and cloud computing and key considerations for evaluating a colocation partner.Learn more about CoreSite in the Inflect Marketplace, or watch CoreSite – The Intersection of Interconnection.