The New Enterprise Hub: Utilizing Colocation Data Centers to Enable Hybrid IT

Frost & Sullivan whitepaper reveals how businesses can achieve a robust hybrid cloud environment using colocation cloud exchanges
Frost & Sullivan
2016-12-06 01:53 1130

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hybrid IT is the new enterprise reality. As businesses demand greater agility and responsiveness, IT organizations are utilizing a wide variety of infrastructures to suit the many applications and services that they deploy. No workload is an island and most reach across multiple infrastructures to share data and resources.

A new Frost & Sullivan white paper titled, Not Your Grandfather's Colo: Galvanize Your Hybrid IT Strategy with the Right Colocation Service Provider, shares insight on the challenges in deploying hybrid IT, the value a colocation data center can bring to an enterprise's hybrid environment, and how to choose the right colocation data center provider for your business.

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As hybrid cloud infrastructures become ingrained as an enterprise standard for IT environments, many businesses still struggle with how to best integrate a wide variety of infrastructures and services. Moreover, they must integrate infrastructures in a manner that enhances workload performance, security and flexibility, while reducing further capital expenses.

"Despite great demand, several challenges remain as enterprises attempt to deploy a hybrid IT environment, including connectivity to cloud service providers and to the private infrastructures that house the most critical enterprise data," states Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan Cloud Computing Service Industry Analyst Karyn Price. "Such constraints leave enterprises searching for new ways to deploy and maintain the multiple infrastructures necessary to create the best hybrid cloud to suit the enterprise's needs."

In response, colocation data centers offer a solution to a business's hybrid cloud deployment challenge. Colocation cloud exchanges offer access to both the private and dedicated resources that remain under the enterprises direct control, as well as to the cloud service providers whose public infrastructures are in high demand.

"Carrier-neutral colocation data centers offer a strong option to help enterprises connect their hybrid cloud resources," affirms Price. "Using carrier-neutral colocation as a hub, enterprises gain access to both the secure, private infrastructures that can house sensitive corporate data, as well as the public infrastructures and services that often comprise a hybrid cloud. In addition, the security capabilities often exceed what the enterprise itself can achieve. In short, colocation data centers can help enterprises meet their hybrid IT needs both today and into the future."

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