In a recent survey of service providers, we sought to examine the current state of play in the cloud market and how service providers are addressing the ever growing demand for cloud.
A new Interxion survey shows European hosting providers prefer carrier-neutral data centres
The survey shows that the most popular data centre option among European service providers is colocation in carrier-neutral data centres, with 47% of those polled across Europe choosing to host their ICT infrastructure in this type of facility. 27% of respondents replied that they use an in-house facility as their primary data centre option.
This reflects that European hosting providers are seeing the benefits of locating in a data centre where they can offer their services to customers independently of and without competition from the data centre provider.
The US was below the European average with 20% of hosting providers preferring carrier-neutral data centres. The US scored lower than the Netherlands in this respect who replied that 75% prefers carrier-neutral data centres, but higher than Spain who scored just 8%.
The survey also found that the most popular option for hosting providers in the US were in-house data centres. The least popular were Telco data centres with just 7% of respondents choosing this option.
To learn more, download our whitepaper “The Evolution of the European Cloud Market