By Narayan Ammachchi
Market research firm Frost and Sullivan says the Colombia’s IT infrastructure outsourcing services market is on pace to reach $309 million by 2017.
“The Colombian market, especially big centers like Bogota or Medellin, are more likely to invest in outsourcing,” noted Frost & Sullivan ICT Research Analyst Bruno Tasco. “Large enterprises are beginning to understand the benefits of these business models and to trust service provider capabilities in guaranteeing availability.”
The rising demand for outsourcing is prompting data centers to add dedicated storage and disaster recovery services to their offerings.
The research firm predicts that Mexico’s IT infrastructure services market might grow to $899 million by 2017. A stable economy and the willingness to outsource non-core IT activities is boosting market prospects.
“The need for companies to find trustworthy datacenters to store their information and applications will drive the market positively in the next years,” remarked Tasco. “The Mexican datacenter market is experiencing a trend towards converged network infrastructure and improved computer and services offerings.”
Many companies in the region, including Venezuela, are looking for ways to focus on their core business by outsourcing the management of their IT infrastructure to a third party.
Demand is growing and driven by cloud computing, mainly with virtual hosting and monitoring services, the research firm noted.
“Suppliers of outsourcing services should enhance and customize their offerings to meet the increasing corporate need for top quality, high performance, and completely secure IT services,” advised Tasco.