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Schneider Electric - Demand for colocation is rising, as enterprises turn to hybrid cloud to meet the surge in infrastructure from accelerated digital transformation plans. Indeed, analyst firm Gartner has predicted that end-user spending on global data centre infrastructure will reach US$200 billion (S$265 billion) in 2021, an increase of six per cent over 2020 expenditures. Unsurprisingly, colocation providers are under pressure to meet this growing demand while maintaining their reliability and performance. Moreover, a growing awareness of the environment means that they are also under pressure to improve their operations baseline to move the needle on their organisation's sustainability efforts - increasingly viewed as a competitive differentiator.