According to a recent IDG study, 77% of enterprises have at least one application or portion of their computing infrastructure in the cloud. Cloud-based strategies deliver cost effective, on-demand capacity models for businesses, and because of its unmatched flexibility, the cloud will undoubtedly continue to grow in popularity.
The emergence of data-intensive applications and technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are heightening the demand for faster data processing. Enterprise IT teams need to build infrastructure strategies that provide resilient, distributed and scalable solutions to support seamless application performance and content delivery.
Hybrid is Today’s Cloud Paradigm
To deliver instant data access, scalable compute, and best-in-class application performance, enterprises are turning to hybrid cloud solutions. Over the last few years, hybrid cloud has grown rapidly as a viable infrastructure approach, and there’s no sign that adoption rates will slow anytime soon. Gartner predicts that 90% of enterprises will adopt a hybrid infrastructure by 2020. In the same report, Gartner Research Director, DD Mishra states:
“As the demand for agility and flexibility grows, organizations will shift toward more industrialized, less-tailored options. Organizations that adopt hybrid infrastructure will optimize costs and increase efficiency. However, it increases the complexity of selecting the right toolset to deliver end-to-end services in a multi-sourced environment.”
To ease the complexity of delivering these end-to-end hybrid solutions and to optimize the cloud’s scalability and performance, enterprises should rely on interconnected colocation as an integral part of cloud strategy.
Why Hybrid Cloud needs Interconnected Colocation
Whether an interconnected data center acts as a direct on-ramp to your cloud services and/or provides immediate access to compute and storage of data, the power of interconnection lies in the delivery of high-bandwidth connectivity with ultra-low latency. When coupled with public cloud deployments, interconnected colocation provides enterprise IT with access to a rich peering ecosystem, ultra-low latency and scalability.
When rooted in interconnected colocation, hybrid cloud approaches equip enterprises with maximum flexibility and unprecedented data processing and delivery capabilities. To learn more about the role of interconnection in your hybrid cloud strategy, download our whitepaper.