Driven by digital transformation, enterprises are migrating applications and workloads from enterprise data centres to various types of public clouds and SaaS providers. Even private clouds – which remain essential for some enterprises – may no longer be hosted on-premises. This move toward a hybrid IT strategy is reshaping enterprise IT today, as enterprise operations now rely on multiple connections to a wide range of destinations.
Enterprises realise that connectivity to the various entities they’re leveraging is vital. In fact, according to 451 Research’s recent report titled, “Through their Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud, Hosting and Managed Services survey,” 70% of enterprises agree that connectivity is a deciding factor in choosing a provider. Yet, many enterprises still rely on the internet to provide all these connections. The problem is that the internet’s substandard performance often leads to costly downtime, which can affect productivity and lead to dissatisfied customers.
It’s time for enterprises to rethink their networking approach in order to support the level of connectivity needed. As enterprise IT evolves in the cloud era, the enterprise approach to networking needs to become more strategic, connecting various clouds, SaaS providers, customers and suppliers.
How can enterprises take control of their cloud solutions? Simplify your networking strategy by establishing a connected edge, hosted in a colocation facility. Colocation providers like Interxion already host a community of major clouds, SaaS and IT service providers. Joining this connected community allows enterprises to easily tap into a variety of cloud and service providers, while also moving mission-critical traffic to more reliable, more performant connections.
This approach has several advantages: It’s agile, connected, secure and powerful.
- Agile: Operating at the speed of cloud means your business needs to be able to respond to constantly changing, complex customer requirements. Colocation enables enterprises to scale up or down as their business needs change, providing flexibility to meet the unexpected.
- Connected: Colocating with Interxion also gives enterprises the connectivity needed to reach more than 90% of Europe’s internet users, helping enterprises offer high-quality experiences to even more customers.
- Secure: By connecting to the various clouds directly via a private connection, colocation allows enterprises to avoid the public internet – and all the security risks that come along with it.
- Powerful: An enterprise’s maturing cloud strategy shouldn’t affect performance, so low latency, reliability and speed are key. Through a customised strategy, Interxion delivers an SLA of 99.999% in uptime and connectivity.
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