Society continues to push the limits of connectivity. First, we saw the progression from dial-up to DSL, then 2G and 3G and 4G. Finally, connectivity spread to mobile devices, offering the ability to access Internet-based information and applications in even the most disconnected areas.
Now, representing the next progression in connectivity, many organisations are realising that different types of connectivity can deliver different results. Therefore, while there are specific requirements that each vertical needs in order to thrive, each also has its own unique recipe of connectivity requirements that are advantageous to that particular sector. For instance, financial services firms require connections that are hyper-secure and experience next to no latency in order to stay ahead of fluctuating market data and sub-millisecond changes in stock prices. To address these very specific (and often demanding) requirements, many companies will find that carrier-neutral colocated data centres are able to offer numerous types of connectivity at an affordable price.
Ultimately, as connectivity grows in complexity, it will become increasingly important for data centres to provide the connection types that each vertical demands. It’s possible that the industry will evolve to offer a universal offering that is no longer a point of differentiation between data centre facilities. But, until that day, enterprises will find the best solution in colocated data centres that are carrier-neutral.
Learn more about this topic by reading my recent contributed article in Pipeline Magazine, which explores the various connectivity requirements of different verticals and explains how carrier-neutral colocation data centres address these demands.