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For the last five years, industry analysts have predicted that cloud will kill the datacenter. So why are colocation revenues continuing to climb at about 10% a year? Why did Equinix, the largest datacenter provider in the world, see revenues climb 13% YOY in the fourth quarter of 2015? The answer is that as enterprises begin to move “easy” workloads to AWS, they want to move not-ready workloads to a managed environment outside their internal data centers. Somewhat paradoxically, colocation is rising in popularity precisely because...