Lawrence Buxton, Operations Director, Sentrum Colo comments.
“A recent study has revealed that 91 percent of IT decision makers admit that their current IT infrastructures still require substantial upgrades to meet the ever-changing networking requirements created by virtualisation and cloud computing. A third admitted that their organisations experience multiple failures each week. It’s not surprising as implementing IT structural upgrades can be costly and cloud in particular requires an agile high-preforming network to meet its requirements.
Businesses are increasingly migrating their mission critical applications and data to public, private, and hybrid clouds for improved efficiency and the unrivalled flexibility it provides. Although some enterprise organisations are fortunate to be able to build their own data centres to address their business needs, it’s still a costly exercise and clearly needs constant investment in order for them to remain competitive. The majority of SMBs are forced to outsource this requirement.
Colocation is a great alternative to building and maintaining your own data centre, especially if you’re looking to deploy a cloud infrastructure. Not only does it offer companies the benefits of not having to spend capital costs on facilities, dedicated security and specialised IT skills, but it also often offers an extensive suite of sophisticated network solutions that offer increased resiliency and enhanced performance, meaning it can meet the infrastructure needs of any business, including one that wishes to deploy a cloud infrastructure. So all the business needs to worry about is keeping its own IT equipment up to date, while the colocation provider will look after the rest.”
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