Interconnection and the Enterprise — How Colocation and Direct Cloud Connectivity Can Fortify Hybrid IT

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Connectivity is mission-critical to hybrid IT. Hybrid IT is more distributed, diverse and dependent on connectivity than ever. This report from Cyxtera and 451 Research provides a state of the interconnect industry to help enterprises and investors understand how interconnection is evolving, particularly when it comes to providing direct, private connectivity to clouds and SaaS providers.

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Connectivity is mission-critical to hybrid IT. Hybrid IT is more distributed, diverse and dependent on connectivity than ever. As enterprises rely on hybrid IT to quickly expand public and private cloud resources, access availability zones, spin up dev/test labs or deploy VDI, they soon realize their network is under pressure.

The result is unprecedented demand for mission-critical, secure, direct access to cloud and SaaS platforms. The interconnection point between enterprises, business partners, network, cloud and service providers is the colocation data center. Colocation not only gives enterprises the ability to rapidly connect mission critical infrastructure to cloud providers; it provides the dedicated, always-on connectivity needed to support a multicloud strategy.

Interconnection is becoming increasingly important in a hybrid and multi-cloud world, yet it is changing rapidly, and many enterprises are not aware of all their cloud connectivity options.

This report from Cyxtera and 451 Research provides a state of the interconnect industry to help enterprises and investors understand how interconnection is evolving, particularly when it comes to providing direct, private connectivity to clouds and SaaS providers.