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New Data Centers Offer Service with a Smile

The growing demand for the Internet of Things (IoT) means colocation and wholesale data centers need much greater flexibility to adapt to this technology and others on the way. But what if data centers of the past are not up to the task?

In the first installment of a four-part series for Building Operating Management magazine, Paul Schlattman describes how new Data Center as a Service (DCaaS) facilities — where state-of-the-art equipment, space and bandwidth are available for rent — can provide a great opportunity for companies large and small. DCaaS, in fact, has become the third-generation data center after standard colocation and wholesale.