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Before you buy Cloud!

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BEFORE YOU BUY CLOUD, READ THIS!

If a supplier walks into your office and tries to sell you a cloud solution, just say “no.”  Cloud solutions are not to be sold.  They are to be discovered.  

The reason that CEOs of major corporations are giving the direction to “go to the cloud” is because it makes good business sense.  It makes sense on a competitive front to utilize cloud solution technology to deliver better services to your clients faster than your competition.  It makes sense economically to pay as you grow (operational expense) and not pay for unused capacity (capital expenditures).

In today’s market, moving to the cloud is not just about migration, or which vendor, carrier or supplier to use – it’s about a ‘Strategy’. 

How will you move your relative services to the cloud? 

What are the critical applications you need on premise, and what will be best managed by someone else in another cloud environment? 

The May featured Supplier of the Month is Evolve IP.  They ARE a ‘Strategy’ company. Think of them as Unified Communications as a Strategy. Desktop as a Strategy, X as a Strategy. They can help you create & develop a customized strategy for your business needs.

If you would like more information about Top Speed Data's Supplier of the Month EvolveIP,  click Download Now »  to find out more.

Don't Be A Server Hugger

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DON’T BE A SERVER HUGGER

According to Gartner, by 2019 30% of enterprises will connect to clouds via direct connect solutions (WAN and cloud interconnect), up from 5% today. That’s a 600% shift in only two years!

Many leading cloud providers recognize the need for enterprises to connect their hybrid infrastructure, and have started to productize a direct, dedicated connection between private and public cloud environments. Rather than connecting to a cloud provider over the public Internet, direct cloud interconnect allows a company to establish private connectivity between a data center colocation environment and their cloud provider through a cross connect within the same environment.

In addition to a standard one-to-one direct connection, select colocation providers are now offering cloud exchanges. Cloud exchanges allow an enterprise to establish a single connection to multiple clouds through an Ethernet switch. This brings further efficiencies to a multi-cloud hybrid environment.

The relationship between enterprises and the cloud is constantly changing. What does not change is the need to measure the value technology investments bring to the business. Cloud interconnect provides several advantages to connecting over the public Internet. This is most easily broken down to five key indicators.

The 5 advantages to direct connect solutions are security, performance, reduced costs, reliability, and ease of doing business. To find out more, please click HERE to download a free e-book.

CoreSite offers private data center space with direct cloud interconnect solutions to all 4 of the major public providers – AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and IBM Bluemix. This solution provides dedicated access to these platforms, reducing costs and increasing performance of your hybrid cloud system. To find out more about CoreSite, our CARRIER OF THE MONTH please see the two-minute video below…