The events of 2020 forced organizations to quickly figure out how to close the gaps in their business continuity plans. And now they recognize that maintaining operational resiliency and enabling innovation moving forward requires ongoing transformation.
For IT leaders focused on ensuring that the growing number of applications in use are always available and performing as expected, hybrid cloud architectures can both save dollars and make sense. Hybrid cloud architectures provide the flexibility they need to allow application workload requirements to determine where they run, which might be in or across an on-premises data center, public cloud or edge environment. This is an area where colocation providers shine strong and offers a business-building opportunity now and in the future.
Workload diversity isn’t the only topic on IT leaders’ minds. As they look to the future, they do so with a fresh perspective shaped by experiences of the pandemic. Perhaps more than ever before, they are focused on worker and workplace safety, which is one reason why many organizations are making virtual business practices the new normal, and expecting their colocation partners to do the same by providing a touch-free tenant experience, which we talk more about in the following pages.
Innovation is also made better though collaboration. This is one reason why more and more organizations are partnering with colocation providers: IT leaders are looking for fast, reliable access to SaaS offerings and interconnected services from multiple vendors across the technology industry ecosystem.
Read on to learn more about the considerations impacting business opportunities in a post-pandemic world, and why a physical infrastructure that can keep pace with changing business requirements is key to multi-tenant data center success.