These days, colocation companies find themselves reinventing their business models to support hyperscale clients. The challenges include: Do you overbuild to support a hyperscale market, and how do you balance your enterprise clients that require a smaller load than the hyperscale client?
The key is to adhere to a Colo4Hyperscale design model, according to Paul Schlattman in his latest column “Colo4Hyperscale Design For Data Centers” in Mission Critical magazine. The Colo4Hyperscale demonstrates supporting the hyperscale tenant without drastically overbuilding the site on day one. Additionally, the design has a positive impact on the overall lowest cost per MW for total build out.