A gateway to hyper-connection
With the old on-premises model no longer standing up, providers may choose to move instead to a modern hyperlinked data center. Built for the new age of cloud computing, these managed centres – gathering together different IT players in the same location – open up new opportunities for collaboration.
In this scenario, the service provider becomes a gateway to a breadth of cloud services, with the data centre also offering the greater cloud accessibility, connectivity, scalability and flexibility customers need for their newly merged hybrid environments. This in turn will help your customers achieve more cost-effective, future-proofed and well-planned digital transformation.
Preparing for uncertainty
One huge challenge for both companies and IT service providers is the uncertainty around how IT will be produced in the future. Will customers consume more Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, SaaS – or other, brand new forms of services?
Although the exact method of delivery is still unclear, what is certain is that trends for flexibility, adaptability and interconnectivity will remain at the centre of the newly forming digital economy. They will be crucial to remaining competitive in an ever more crowded market.
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