ISG: Bulk Infrastructure is a Leader in Nordic Colocation
The Nordics remain to be a highly favored destination for data center developments, hyperscale data center investments, and colocation providers. This overwhelming push to expand into the Nordics has increased the demand for IT outsourcing, according to Information Services Group’s (ISG) latest report. ISG Provider Lens Research is a service provider evaluation that includes empirical, data-driven research and market analysis with real-world experience and observations of ISG’s global advisory team. This specific report evaluated over 100 hybrid IT, colocation and managed hosting service providers in the Nordics, including Bulk Infrastructure.
The 2021 ISG Provider Lens Next-Gen Private/Hybrid Cloud - Data Center Services and Solutions Report for the Nordics expressed, “The Nordic countries have emerged as global centers of technology,” and reported that the number of IT outsourcing agreements to be made in the Nordic region is expected to double within the next few years. The Nordic region attracts global investments due to its lower energy costs as well as low average temperatures, connectivity, and high availability to renewable energy sources. Nordic countries including Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland, are in the race to be the fastest growing countries targeted for IT outsourcing to provide large enterprises the ability of scalability and cost reduction. The increased drive to work within the Nordics has developed an extreme cost, including increased compensation for IT and AI exports thus leading to the turn to IT outsourcing.
According to the ISG Provider Lens - Next Gen Private/Hybrid Cloud - Data Center Services and Solutions 2021 graphic, Bulk Infrastructure appears in the Leader Quadrant. Bulk Infrastructure is a leading company above the others mentioned who offer community access points for various hosting providers, system houses, carriers or telecommunication providers and end users.
The report for the Nordics assesses the capabilities of 56 providers across five quadrants including: Managed Services for Large Accounts, Managed Services for Midmarket, Managed Hosting for Large Accounts, Managed Hosting for Midmarket and Colocation Services.
The Colocation Services quadrant explains that enterprises of all sizes in Nordics are “facing the challenge of managing their assets, with a growing demand for high-density servers and increasing need to upscale or downscale based on their business requirements.” Colocation providers, like Bulk Infrastructure, can provide these enterprises with localized colocation infrastructure, eliminating the need for operating a private data center. Utilizing a colocation provider will provide enterprises with the ability to utilize a sophisticated data center, variety of carrier couches, low latency, high bandwidth and affordable pricing. The ISG Report also states, “Stockholm has become an even larger and more attractive connectivity hub in the Nordics over the past decade. It is highly connected through several key Internet exchanges by strong carrier-neutral colocation providers and has the most network and cloud platforms in the region.”