Gartner Research

Colocation Cloud Interconnection Requires a Purposeful, Planned Approach

Published: 20 May 2019

ID: G00389801

Analyst(s): Lisa Pierce, Bob Gill, Ross Winser

Summary

Colocation facilities now offer a range of options to enable organizations to connect to cloud. To benefit from these solutions, I&O leaders must revisit their selection and implementation processes.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The Strategic Importance of Cloud Connectivity Must Be Factored Into Colocation Selection Processes
    • Recommendations
  • Unpredictable Cloud Usage Will Increase the Importance of Infrastructure Agility and Ongoing Optimization
    • Recommendations
  • Cloud Interconnection Solutions Can Quickly Become Critical Production Infrastructure, Introducing Additional Resilience Planning Requirements
    • Recommendations

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