Data centre operator need reliable partner in this cloud-first era. Aside from the complexities of establishing cloud connectivity, they need the best-in-class capabilities from its partners, in terms of cost, control and convenience.
The easy way to offer these benefits was to work with a partner to enable the interconnect infrastructure. This would have taken much time and resources to accomplish, and the investment would have eaten into long-term profitability.
Alternatively, DC operators could partner with an already-established connectivity provider to simplify their operations. At the same time retaining strong control over QoS and bottom-line benefits. This means gaining the ability to connect their customers directly to the cloud with an on-demand connectivity platform.
Regardless of where the DC operator is located, it can turn up connectivity to the cloud as well as other digital infrastructure deployed on a global network.
Does DC size matter?
Data centre operators are differentiated by scale:
- Local players with a few facilities within metro areas
- Regional operators with infrastructure in multiple cities
- Global operators with presence in all regions around the world.
For the first two groups, most have found success in supporting their customers’ needs for outsourced data centres. However, with the increasing adoption of hybrid cloud, these customers also need access to the cloud and a way to seamlessly connect it with on-premises architecture.
The truth is, public cloud offerings such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are democratising information technology for organisations of all sizes.