Keeping up with generation cloud: Choose your technology wisely

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: Editorial Staff.

As enterprises turn to public cloud services and managed service providers to meet their IT needs, colocation providers have seen their customer base gradually diminish. Infact, managed service providers now bring in five-times more revenue. Colo providers are aware their traditional business models are no longer relevant and that they need to give enterprises what they want: the cloud.

But incorporating cloud into their provision in such a saturated market won’t be simple. To have any chance of success, colo providers need to carve out what differentiates them from their competitors and implement the right technology to underpin their offering. But where do they start? Service providers who got into the cloud game early seemed, at the time, to be more visionary...

But for a colo provider looking to get into the cloud business now, there are advantages to being a little later to the table. Early cloud adopters are now burdened by a number of things, including poorly-performing legacy equipment that still has one to three years of remaining depreciation and older storage technologies that costs them a lot to maintain. They are also required to carry out deep quality assurance and testing in response to any change to a legacy system that typically has very poor APIs, or none at all...

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