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2020 colocation vendor assessment

Over the past 12 months, the colocation and interconnection sector has experienced steady growth – but not all providers are the same.

Dive inside this IDC MarketScape report to learn how the leading colocation and interconnection providers around the world stack up against one another – and using key evaluation factors like hyper-scalability and international footprint, which provider might be the right choice for an organization like yours.

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