A new report from Internap reveals that the cloud is influencing what IT managers expect from their colocation services providers.

The cloud is doing more than redefining the concept of computing services and reshaping IT infrastructures. It’s putting pressure on colocation services to deliver more cloud-like capabilities.

In a survey of 100 IT professionals, Internap, an IT Infrastructure services company, discovered that the cloud is casting a big shadow on traditional colocation companies.

“Internap’s survey results revealed demand for ‘cloudy colo’ features that bring many of the benefits of the cloud – such as automation, self-service, detailed real-time insights and remote manageability – to more traditional colocation environments,” said the company in press remarks.

Eighty-eight percent of respondents expressed interest in bandwidth monitoring while 85 percent said that they would like a look into their power utilization rates. Read the article.