CAPRE Digital Infrastructure Weekly Roundup for December 17: Top Stories in Hyperscale, Colocation, Edge, 5G & Networking

New Data from INAP Shows Pandemic Fueling Infrastructure Migrations, with Essential IT Professionals Leading the Charge: Today, hybrid infrastructure solutions provider INAP released the results of its annual State of IT Infrastructure Management survey, which asked 500 IT infrastructure managers and senior technology leaders how the pandemic has impacted their organizations' current and future plans. The report revealed a significant acceleration of cloud and colocation migrations, with 54 percent stating the pandemic has motivated their organization to move applications and workloads off-premise. Additionally, IT leaders shared that their primary challenges for the upcoming year primarily center around adapting infrastructure and networking strategies for remote work or returns to the office. Despite heightened pressure, IT pros reported some positive impacts to their roles and departments. Sixty percent believe their organizations will likely be investing more in IT infrastructure as a result of the pandemic, and 62 percent feel more essential and recognized for their critical roles throughout the tumultuous year. Cologix Launches Cloud-First Digital Infrastructure in Ashburn: Cologix, a network and cloud neutral interconnection, ecosystem and hyperscale edge data center company, today announced a major shift in its strategy to include a cloud-first offering in response to demand to accelerate cloud deployments at the network edge. Cologix's new hyperscale edge data centers enable massive deployments at scale as well as deep connectivity at the very digital edge. Cologix initiated this new strategy in Montreal and is now deploying it in Ashburn,…