So said Ed Healy, CEO at data centre management company RF Code.
He said that it is essential for a provider to understand their total capacity from a power perspective to keep customers updated of how much of it they are using and when.
This capacity planning will also help data centres improve their scalability and flexibility by giving them insights into business needs.
According to Paul Lewis, data centre manager at colo Aegis Data, "the growth of IoT will force colocation facilities to adopt greater flexibility".
Lewis said: "In order to accommodate the sheer volume of IoT we will see clients increasingly demanding greater scalability capabilities from their providers.
In the commercial data centre sector IOT is changing customer expectations.