While the private cloud is proving more popular, both options are experiencing growth. Furthermore, the survey found companies are considering the cloud as another data center outsourcing service, not a replacement for current vendor solutions, including colocation and managed hosting.
As a result, the entire data center outsourcing market is expected to grow. The survey found the sector's overall value will likely reach approximately $8 billion during 2012.
Currently, the United States is the largest market for data center outsourcing, as approximately 210,000 server racks are outsourced throughout the country, according to the survey. India is another prominent sector for outsourcing, as 30 percent of server racks are outsourced in the nation.
DataCenter Dynamics is not alone its optimistic conclusion about the data center outsourcing sector. According to a recent Data Center Knowledge survey, approximately 62 percent of respondents are now outsourcing some services to a data center service provider.