Why Interconnected Colocation is Necessary for Your Data-Driven Enterprise

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Expectations for data transport and processing speeds are quickly rising. Whether it’s enhancing the end-user experience or reducing latency of machine-to-machine communications, organizations must deliver on those expectations by processing data faster and maintaining an efficient data management strategy. Today, there are various ways enterprises are approaching their infrastructure strategies that will help them transport, process and store data – whether it be hybrid cloud, or multi-cloud strategies, enterprises require scalable solutions. In order to leverage these infrastructure opportunities and build flexible and dependable solutions, leveraging interconnected colocation could be transformative.

Interconnected colocation brings together multiple carriers and networks with cloud providers, enterprises, managed service providers and many other customers within a single data center, allowing seamless connectivity to the other customers that make up the colocation provider’s ecosystem, as opposed to tethering into several disparate locations. A recent Gartner report described this method of colocation as bringing “the enterprise and its applications to the network, as opposed to the outdated model of bringing the network to the enterprise.”

One of the most popular infrastructure strategies today is hybrid cloud. Hybrid cloud approaches allow IT leaders to choose several data processing and network tools to create an infrastructure architecture designed for a specific user’s needs. Interconnected colocation is cardinal to this strategy.  In interconnected colocation, enterprises are a cross connect away from their cloud or their cloud on-ramp, a robust and secure connection to the cloud. Given seamless access to a rich ecosystem of service providers, companies can choose the ones that they deem most effective. It also gives an organization the opportunity to adjust strategy as technology and needs change.

The evolving data landscape makes interconnected colocation increasingly important. Our connected world is exploding with smart devices and data is being produced, processed, stored and consumed like never before. For organizations relying on latency-sensitive technology to grow or stay competitive, interconnected colocation enables the fastest processing speeds with its local connectivity as well as its ability access cloud on-ramps.

It’s no secret that enterprises need to process and deliver data at unprecedented speeds, and increasingly, organizations are turning to solutions like hybrid cloud in order to meet consumers’ expectations. Interweaving interconnected colocation into your infrastructure strategy will enable you to keep up with the rapidly growing and dynamic data landscape by providing you with the most adaptable and reliable solution.

To discuss how Netrality’s interconnected data centers can enable your infrastructure strategy, contact us.

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