European Data Centres: hybrid support spanning traditional and cloud services will be crucial.


Integrating new IT environments with on premise data centres and other deployments is necessary for seamless IT operations, finds Frost & Sullivan's Digital Transformation Team

The gradual movement of data centres from on-premise services toward hosted services such as colocation, managed hosting and cloud is an important shift in enterprise IT infrastructure , compelling data centre service providers to expand their portfolios to support hybrid environments. With enterprise IT infrastructure currently being a combination of traditional and cloud services, providers need to tailor their solutions to offer management and technical aid for a complex setup.

European Data Centre Services Market, is the new analysis that is part of the IT Services & Applications Growth Partnership Service program, which also includes subjects such as enterprise infrastructure transformation, physical to virtual back-up software, managed security services, mobile device management, software-defined networking and cloud computing.

Different service providers are pursuing different strategies. For instance, carrier-neutral colocation providers will pursue interconnections as an important business. Meanwhile, traditional hosting providers are incorporating cloud capabilities of their own or by partnering with cloud service providers to enable different enterprise IT environments through managed services.

"Already, retail colocation providers are sealing partnerships with cloud providers to meet enterprise demand for cloud interconnections," said Digital Transformation Research Analyst Shuba Ramkumar. "Colocation providers are building cloud ecosystems to allow enterprises to operate in hybrid IT environments. There is increased focus on private networking models to deliver seamless access...

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