CIOs and IT business leaders can access expert advice on the current state of infrastructure hosting and reducing capital expenditure in a joint report from Pacnet and CIO Custom Solutions Group: Data centre strategies for business growth in a hybrid cloud world.
The report identifies how your data centre can be more than a place for power and rack space, in fact a strategic component of your business growth.
“As data centres become a more strategic part of the hybrid cloud computing ecosystem, innovation in design and operations will continue to result in more efficiency for customers”, states the report. “Standard colocation operations will be pressured by more integrated data centres that offer more control over facilities and networking use.”
Pacnet’s Australian Director of Solution Engineering, Karun Tank, in an insightful Business Spectator article Where next for hybrid clouds?, discusses the challenges and benefits of adopting a hybrid cloud approach in tandem with colocation.
“To avoid incurring unwanted costs, organisations are turning to colocation services, placing their own equipment in host data centres that are part of the interconnected ecosystem.”
As Mr Tank writes, “Every enterprise requires a connectivity provider that can deliver the plumbing between all the cloud players while keeping the data centres at the heart of the action.”
Data centre strategies for business growth in a hybrid cloud world also notes that “How the data centre operates is key and data centre-as-a-service (DCaaS) is the future, where the value proposition is not just about cheap cooling or floor space.”
“…the future of the data centre is on demand where facilities and networking can be controlled by the customer. CIOs who take advantage of the data centre-as-a-service model will position their organisations for agility and growth.”
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