Can you explain the main differences you've outlined in your research pertaining to dedicated, shared and managed services models? There are even a couple more gradations than that, depending on where your interest is. On one hand, there's hosting, which falls into shared and dedicated, which is mostly conventional Web hosting. You've also got things like content delivery that come from networks like Akamai, which isn't Web hosting but something different. Then there's managed hosting, which is not Web hosting at all but a form of selective IT outsourcing for specific servers, databases, storage applications. Then you've got colocation of a wholesale data center. If you need additional data center resources outside your enterprise and you still want to run your own servers, storage and databases, it lets you lease other people's data center access.

What are the biggest trends you see in managed hosting and colocation?

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