According to a report by the corporate real estate consultancy Colliers International, in 2020 “the vacancy escalated in an exceptional way.” “The office market is in a process of adaptation” and if the panorama is analyzed by submarket, the most significant increase was located in the South macrocenter, where the dynamics of surface release dates from 2019 and reaches an availability of 27, 35% “. The AMBA offices registered a vacancy of 15.9% in the last quarter of 2020: almost double when compared to 8.2% for the same period in 2019.
And to all this, what happened to the technological infrastructure of all those companies with uninhabited offices and buildings during the quarantine?
Having left their offices vacant -or being in the process of leaving them-, the corporations encountered several problems: operating their servers became more difficult since those who executed them were not essential personnel, so they could not be present. And to this was added the shortage of maintenance personnel circulating; So in the face of a power outage, for example, it became difficult to guarantee the operability of the technological infrastructure.
In addition, the physical security of the corporate buildings also became insufficient. That is why company data was completely unprotected. This scenario was the one that drove the trend to seek outsourcing solutions in specialized places for this purpose.
Cybersecurity and connectivity are two other vital issues if we talk about data protection. The connectivity of an empty building has nothing to do with the connectivity of a building occupied with employees and maintenance personnel. In the latter case, when any incident or unforeseen happens there is greater pressure and speed to solve it.
All these situations raised made the numbers overwhelming: In a report published in April this year, 74% of the CFOs interviewed by the Gartner consultancy stated that they intended to move part of their teams to a permanent remote model.
So, local migration to colocation is advertised as an optimal solution or natural path in companies since it is a flexible and agile model for a business that is not tied to the physical infrastructure itself and is not impacted by changes. unforeseen events or current realities such as a pandemic.
The data centers have redundant systems in terms of energy, cooling, security, connectivity and all the necessary processes to guarantee the operation of the services. These centers offer services such as: accommodation of racks, cages or private rooms that offer connectivity with all telecommunications operators operating in the country, giving their clients the freedom to choose the most convenient provider.
The colocation strategy guarantees the appropriate tools for the resilience of the Data Center, both in the face of the reality of remote work, and in face-to-face work scenarios, because it offers world-class infrastructure and processes guaranteeing the continuity of the service and therefore of the business.
CEO de Skyonline, Data & Media Center.