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COVID isn’t entirely gone just yet, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. With record numbers of internet users, you may be asking how and why the data center industry is evolving so quickly. Take a look below for just a few of the reasons why data centers will remain at the forefront of technological innovation and will continue to fuel our future.

Remote Work

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 impacted the way consumers use technology. With that being said, it’s no surprise that digital infrastructure is more important now than ever. With many companies shifting to a work from home environment, the need for online services and more capacity is needed. Data services have completely changed the way they work by boosting the features people now need to work and communicate effectively.

Increase in Physical Space

Some industries began to flourish during the pandemic, but that growth came with its own set of challenges. Software as a Service (SaaS) companies and essential services, like banks, needed to drastically scale up their mobile offerings and IT Infrastructure. When many organizations kept their IT on-premises, they quickly ran into constraints based on how much physical space they had and the size of the team maintaining it. How did they solve these issues you may ask? With colocation.

Organizations often consider moving into a colocation facility due to the scalability and flexibility they offer. If you find that you need another rack or an expanded cage, that’s very easy to install. If you’re looking at any sort of growth post-pandemic, that’s easy to navigate with a trusted colocation partner. Simply stated, colocation is a great insurance policy for your organization’s current and future IT performance

Increase in Online Services Leading to an Increase in Data

More and more users are connecting to the Internet. These users receive and transmit large amounts of data, thus increasing the need for fast communication lines and data transmission technologies. To put this all into perspective, total e-commerce sales in 2021 will be over $147B more than would have been expected prior to the pandemic. With that, consumers are increasingly asking for more flexible solutions, as well as setting higher expectations for reliability and speed. As a result, LightEdge is continuing to respond to those demands.

LightEdge’s Hardened Facilities are Ready for Whatever Comes Next

At LightEdge, we know every organization is unique and has dealt with its own unique set of challenges over the course of the pandemic. Many of you have been deeply affected and are relieved to have reached a point where we can begin discussing the new normal. LightEdge’s colocation offerings have the potential to future-proof your organization’s mission-critical systems and keep you always up and always on, no matter what comes our way next.

If any of this resonated with you and you’re ready to jump into the world of post-pandemic colocation for the future of your IT, feel free to give us a call today. Our experts are standing by and are ready to answer your most burning colocation questions. Let’s work together to address the IT concerns that keep you up at night.


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Christine Mez

Christine joined LightEdge in 2021 with 4 years of Marketing experience. She specializes in creating content that helps attract visitors, convert leads and drive brand awareness. She puts a lot of her focus and attention into graphic design & social media.

Working closely with subject matter experts, Christine is able to develop educational material that our sales team and customers can utilize. This allows them to better understand what LightEdge can offer as a compliant cloud and colocation provider. She enjoys collaborating with team members and using third party resources to ensure the content she creates is valuable to her audience.