How much does your company spend on data communications each year? Chances are it’s a lot and growing. Gartner estimates that spending on communication services will make up 35% of the average IT budget this year.
For organizations that are geographically distributed or moving operations to the cloud, the network is increasingly the lifeblood of the business. And as more business move online, latency is not just unacceptable, it’s a threat to the health of the business.
Cloud computing is driving a new focus on network bandwidth and quality as processing expands beyond the on-premises data center.
And customers are using more clouds than ever. Rather than settling on a single provider, they use a combination of platforms, software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers, colocation facilities and managed services.
At the same time, the distributed processing phenomenon called edge computing is creating new network demand at the corners of the organization.
This new special report from Data Center Frontier and CoreSite highlights that for companies that depend upon high-speed communications to conduct business, colocation might be the answer to remain competitive.