Colocation

The Telecom Stories That Dominated Our Blog in 2017

In 2017 you told us that you wanted to read about content providers, SD-WAN, internet capacity growth, and the submarine cable boom. So we wrote about those things!

We also covered the cloud, connectivity trends, network pricing, and much more.

As the year winds down, we pulled 10 of our most popular posts to capture the year in telecom. See if your favorite stories made the cut below.

Key Trends in Colocation Pricing That Matter Right Now

Last month we sat down with Senior Analyst Jon Hjembo to talk about all things colocation. Today we’re sharing a bonus question from that interview about key trends in colo pricing.

There's So Much More to the Colocation Sector Than You Realize

Colocation is just a collection of buildings, right? It's a bunch of square feet, measured out for network storage. A series of wires and cages—not much of a story there.

If you talk to TeleGeography's Senior Analyst Jon Hjembo for only a few minutes, you'll learn how wrong that is.

Ever Googled “What is Colocation?” This Post is For You.

If you’ve perused the different topics we write about on the TeleGeography blog, there’s a chance you’ve stumbled upon our colocation content.

But what defines colocation?

AfPIF Roundup: Growing Intra-African Bandwidth, More Caches, and the Promise of Data Centers

Last week TeleGeography Senior Analyst Patrick Christian headed to the African Peering and Interconnection Forum, where he presented on the state of the continent's local traffic, their reliance on Europe, and the promise of new cloud data centers.

For anyone who couldn't be in Abidjan, we captured the highlights for you below.

The Data Centers Are Coming to Africa

About a year ago I spoke with Senior Analyst Patrick Christian about the local exchange of content in Africa. He gave me a crash course in capacity—how content providers in Africa generally host their content abroad because the cost to do so has always been much lower.

We talked caching, local exchange, and traffic.

With Patrick prepping for a presentation at the 2017 African Peering and Interconnection Forum, it was the perfect opportunity to check in. I got lots of updates about the state of local content, as well as the scoop on the big new story in Sub-Saharan Africa: the coming of the cloud.

Three Colocation Pricing Facts Every Networker Should Know

We dug into the latest summary of key findings from our innovative Data Center Research Service to extract three pricing facts we think any colo expert should have on their radar. Here's what we've got.

[Webinar] What Are Top Colocation Trends in 2017?

If you attended the webinar we did with our friends at Digital Realty this week, then you'd already know the answer to this question.

But don't worry if you missed out. We recorded everything. (And we saved the slides here.)

The Colocation Sector: Shifting Dynamics, Stable Fundamentals

There's no doubt that we've seen shifts in the colocation landscape as of late.

Content providers are moving closer to the network edge. There's been fast growth in certain Asian markets. And in the last two years about 20 new local internet exchanges have been deployed globally. 

We're Hosting a Webinar on Top Colocation Trends in 2017

We've all seen shifts in the colocation landscape over the last year. So what does 2017 have in store?

We're hosting a webinar on this topic with Digital Realty Director of Project Marketing Scott Sherwood and VP of Global Product Management Ben Gonyea on February 28, 2017, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.