In today’s edition of the DCF Executive Roundtable, our panel discusses the shift of enterprise IT workloads into third-party cloud platforms and colo facilities.
With cloud computing growing in popularity, as the amount of big data continues to explode, efficient data and workload migration is becoming more critical to success and staying competitive across a variety of marketplaces. A new white paper from Digital Realty focuses on best practices for workload migration, which can get complex quickly, and what it actually means for today’s businesses.
This is the final post in a four-part series from Cyxtera that explores crucial elements to consider before choosing a colocation provider. This post focuses on what support services full-service colocation providers should provide for their clients.
The colocation providers that will succeed in attracting new clients will need to offer more complex services, add more value to SLAs and provide stronger support for IT migrations. Greg Myers, Marketing Manager at Vertiv, explains how future colocation success will be built upon expanded offerings, faster scalability and stronger migration support.
Whether you’re building a new data center, moving to a colocation facility, or transitioning to a cloud/hybrid environment, a data center migration is a complicated, risky endeavor. And many crucial considerations for success often aren’t considered at all in the planning and execution of data center migration.
Fast-changing business needs—such as mergers and acquisitions, regulatory changes, the need to remotely access data, and security changes—can necessitate a data center migration. But with a data center migration come numerous challenges, such as application or other dependencies, poorly defined data requirements, distributed data and applications, lack of expertise or management support, and others. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, David Mettler, IO Data Centers vice president of sales and market director for the United States, discusses how best to overcome data center migration challenges with a planned approach.