Intelligent Data Centres Issue 42 | Page 35

The speed of Digital Transformation has catapulted companies into the cloud . David Sandars , Business Development Manager UK , Vantage Data Centers , discusses the strategic role colocation providers play in a world where companies prefer to manage and process their data over a combined public and private cloud , otherwise known as a hybrid approach .

Key data centre considerations for successful hybrid cloud solutions

With the frenetic pace of Digital Transformation , companies are realising that they need different types of cloud services to meet a growing list of user and customer needs . Many are favouring the hybrid approach whereby all data is processed and stored over a combined public and private cloud infrastructure . However , from what we are seeing at Vantage , enterprises moving workloads from on-premise to the cloud are also taking colocation services to complete their hybrid operating models .

Increasingly , in the wake of the pandemic , colocation facilities are becoming the destination for connecting enterprises , service providers and cloud platforms . Enterprise businesses are starting to recognise how hybrid IT environments offer the agility to rapidly deploy infrastructure in a modern and secure colocation facility , scale services up or down in the public cloud , while maintaining control over proprietary and legacy systems in their own environment – especially important where stringent data regulations are in force . Colocation data centres have shifted from housing servers to enabling hybrid digital infrastructures .
Colocation data centres – such as Vantage ’ s in Cardiff – which are directly connected to public cloud provider hyperscale networks are key to getting hybrid cloud well and truly off the ground . www . intelligentdatacentres . com