Colocation space running out

"The UK's data centres are filling up fast, but there are still pockets of space available", says Cairn Emmerson, Chairman of Intrahost. Many of the UK's data centres are finding that demand is outstripping supply, with many only offering a few U of rack space. Intrahost has only has twenty five 42U cabinets available across Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester data centres at the time of going to press.

"We are actually finding that many of our customers are looking to use our Virtual Private Servers as an alternative to colocation or dedicated servers. This provides them with a much greater capacity for growth, and addresses issues of rising utility costs", reports Cairn Emmerson.

Whilst new data centres are being constructed to fulfil the demand, it is likely that we will see a growing demand for virtualised servers over the next few years.