Hybrid is Here – The Convergence of Data Center, Hosting and Cloud
August 22nd, 2013 By: Bill Kleyman
Technological progression has introduced new types of solutions, platforms and ways to conduct business. Through these advancements, organizations have been able to leverage modern technologies capable of scalability and advanced connectivity. Still, many organizations feel that if they want to go global or to the data center , they have to utilize cloud computing.
Remember, the data center is much more than just a cloud hub. For some organizations, going “all in” on cloud computing is just not necessary. This is why it’s important to understand the differences between:
- Cloud computing
- Managed hosting services
- Colocation services
- The hybrid option of all three
In working with the right type of hybrid infrastructure provider, your organization can leverage the most benefit from each of the above IT platforms. This white paper will examine your existing environment, outline the solutions typically offered by a modern Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider, and help you decide where your organization can benefit the most.
In creating your optimal infrastructure, there are core questions and considerations that need to be addressed:
- What types of workloads are being delivered?
- How scalable are you?
- What are your growth patterns — 6, 12, 18 months out?
Remember, the data center has become a key component for any organization. Almost all new technologies are being deployed within the modern data center. This includes big data, IT consumerization, and of course — cloud computing. The digitization of the business unit has created a greater dependency on the data center. This is why more organizations are moving towards a colocation or managed services data center option.
- Easier to manage
- Higher levels of uptime
- Greater levels of flexibility and agility
- Scale on demand
- Better communication
For some companies and specific workloads, cloud computing can be the right model. But in other situations, a managed hosting or data center services deployment can provide even more value. And for many businesses, a hybrid mix is the best fit. Download this white paper today to see how in this world of ever-evolving technological capabilities – it’s more important than ever to know your environment and understand which services are most relevant.