16 November 2018

Is the cloud the crucial component to Multi-Cloud?

By Steve Martin Head of Channels and Inside Sales at NEXTDC

With 85% of IT and business decision-makers sighting cloud as a critical component of their transformation journey, cloud computing is predicted to increase threefold with the global cloud market expected to grow to $411 billion by 2020. It has been said that we will look back at the year of 2018 and recognise the significant influence of the hybrid Multi-Cloud trend that enabled businesses to successfully start their digital transformation journey, as cloud readiness starts to feature predominantly in every organisations agendas.

In order to support and accelerate their cloud strategies, organisations are rapidly shifting more workloads to a Multi-Cloud environment, priming their organisations to take advantage of the various cloud services offerings from different vendors such as AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle and Alibaba.

However, the rapid shift to Multi-Cloud drives great changes for businesses, as it continues to transform the logical balance of their networks, creating additional complexities and challenges they are forced to navigate.

As organisations consume and rapidly deploy additional cloud services, they fundamentally change the architecture of their corporate network. The more clouds they connect to increases the amount of data that needs to travel back and forth over the wide area network, which in turn effects the overall efficiency and performance of the network.

Underpinning Multi-Cloud success

IT outages cost large enterprises an average of $60 million a year. With business becoming increasingly reliant on being connected, connectivity has become the cornerstone of every IT strategy. In today’s digital world, organisations cannot afford to be “offline.” In order to thrive and maintain a competitive edge, driving innovation, improving efficiencies and enhancing the customer experience is crucial.

The solution is to change the logical architecture of the enterprise network by moving the corporate network closer to where their clouds, carriers and other service providers live – the hyperscale data centre.

Re-archictecting the network design and optimising it to recognise the true value of a hybrid Multi-Cloud deployment will be a critical consideration for customers. Moving the corporate network and colocating in a hyperscale data centre where their clouds live removes the need for large data sets traveling back and forth over the wide area network, reducing the latency and intercap challenges organisations are faced with. By allowing network traffic to move at light speed between the different applications and the corporate control centre from one central location, organisations significantly improve the overall performance and efficiency of their network, helping to reduce unnecesarry costs and drastically improve the employee and customer experience.

If you are interested in learning more, or if you are interested in the cloud interconnect options available across all NEXTDC data centres, get in touch we we will help you with the option best suited to your business.

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