You May Be Moving to the Cloud Faster Than You Think
According to a recent report prepared by Gartner, a global research and advisory firm providing insights, advice and tools for leaders in IT, finance, HR, customer service and support, legal and compliance, marketing, sales and supply chain functions across the world, many leading enterprises are going to be migrating entirely away from their on-premises data centers, based on the current trend of moving workloads to the cloud.
What it boils down to is this: It’s only a matter of time until companies stop hosting their own IT infrastructure and move everything to the cloud. But worry not – here at DMS iTech, we offer co-location (sometimes referred to in print as “colocation”) hosting services, so even if you are concerned about the death of the data center as we know it, you’re in good hands with us.
Before we delve into what those hosting services are all about, let’s take a closer look at the hoopla surrounding that aforementioned Gartner report, and what this move to the cloud can mean for you. Because of this evolution, one thing is for certain: Infrastructure and operations personnel must now rely on outside partners, and in so doing must plan for the future of infrastructure delivery by taking a number of steps such as resisting new data center investment, formulating plans to move workloads into Software as a System (SaaS) and moving legacy workloads into co-location or hosting models in order to retire on-premises data centers.
We can concur with Gartner surveys and forecasts that have suggested cloud computing is now one of the key components of most IT organizations’ strategies. From our own experience, software vendors are indeed moving to a cloud-centric strategy with regard to the new products and services, with most geographic regions around the globe bearing witness to the realization of “hyperscale cloud providers” – and if not in their country, then within their wider geographic area.
When its representatives asked certain corporate entities about the motivation behind the desire to move everything to the cloud, Gartner learned that a large percentage of them were looking to “get out of the data center business” and place workloads where they’re “most effective” in providing an “agile, responsive infrastructure” to their business.
Take it from us, this is very revealing.
First, let’s define this term “co-location” we keep referring to. Co-location describes a process that takes a client’s existing server infrastructure and moves it from the customer’s on-premises deployment to the co-location provider’s datacenter. From an organizational standpoint, the bottom-line benefit of co-location hosting is the offloading of tremendously expensive network infrastructure management costs to special hosting experts; as such, co-location allows organizations to focus exclusively on managing their operations and improving their products while lowering their IT budget overhead (by, for example, using servers that have already been purchased).
Now, with all of that being said, it’s important to note that technology has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and it almost seems as if new innovations are being released every day, each boasting more benefits than the last. One of these incredible leaps forward has been co-location, as it has revolutionized enterprise IT, evidenced by the number of organizations that have jumped into this pool with both feet.
Here are the top three reasons your business should consider co-location:
- Affordability – The first – and perhaps most important – benefit of co-location is the cost-savings it can provide your organization. Now, your own IT team can be freed up to work on internal goals and projects, as opposed to you paying them to maintain the servers. In a way, you’re paying less money to get more done.
- Reliability – Co-location service providers offer disaster recovery planning, which means that these companies will be much better prepared than your own when it comes to dealing with a disastrous situation. This, in turn, ensures the uptime of your “mission-critical” services better than your company ever could on its own in its own facility.
- Scalability – Scaling up on your own can be incredibly frustrating, as finding the space for new servers is far from easy. One of the biggest benefits of co-location services is the fact that you can scale your company’s operations up or down to your heart’s content.
Why DMS iTech is Your Co-Location Answer
DMS iTech data center and co-location services offer the aforementioned scalability plus continuity and security for your applications, data and systems, ultimately providing you access to the most advanced data center technology. As experts in these areas, we can tell you that this is what it’s all about – supporting business scale and growth.
By giving your business the foundation to grow on using our premium data centers, you will be rewarded with a secure environment for your hardware and access to network connectivity that lets you reach customers around the globe.
When you host your IT equipment with us, you experience:
- Physically secure structure to protect your investments
- Evolving product portfolio upgrades that help keep you ahead of the market
- Optional support services for networking, installation, security, monitoring and more
- Direct access to DMS iTech’s IP network and leading telecom carriers around the world
To learn more, contact us today.