The benefits of cloud services are many – from converting capex to opex, to better managing capacity and accelerating agility and scalability, it’s no wonder that this has been the decade of the cloud. Cloud providers of all sizes face challenges as they navigate this rapidly growing and evolving market. New service opportunities and new delivery architectures will require new collaborative partnerships to enable physical reach and service provisions, to add new service layers and to create new tailored solutions that provide a competitive advantage.
This white paper from Iron Mountain Data Centers take a look at the current challenges, drivers, and opportunities influencing cloud services providers and their cloud channel partners. The paper first explores 21 different factors driving infrastructure strategies amongst providers and their partners. Customization, complexity, and security are just a few of the areas covered by the paper.
Iron Mountain also discusses how global partnerships, edge enablement, and plug-in ecosystems impact infrastructure strategies.