While the use of third-party cloud services is becoming the model of choice, business units and IT organizations still rely heavily on on-premises or colocation-hosted clouds. But a new approach is gaining popularity for the hybrid cloud solution.
The problem is that spreading core business services, application development and data across a hybrid cloud environment multiplies complexity – for security, infrastructure reliability and resiliency, vendor management, application visibility – and creates a new level of pressure and possibilities for digital business.
It also raises two fundamental questions for enterprises committed to hybrid IT:
- What’s the best way – when it comes to security, performance and reliability – to connect to our clouds?
- How do we control costs for data transfer and networking?
Global spending on big data solutions via cloud subscriptions will grow almost 7.5 times faster than on-premises subscriptions between now and 2021. And by 2021, new data center buildouts by service providers are predicted to outpace enterprise build outs by 2.5 to 1.
In this e-book, we’ll introduce you to a solution many enterprises are adopting – direct interconnect to cloud providers within a colocation facility – and discuss the potential cost and performance advantages this option for streamlining hybrid IT connectivity can create.