Cloud Computing’s X Factor For Data Centers

PRASSANA SARAMBALE | January 14, 2019

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Today’s enterprise networks transcend traditional perimeters due to increasing customer, user and supplier engagement over ever evolving digital touchpoints. Now envisioned as more than physical facilities, enterprise data center requirements revolve around agility, scale, efficiency, collaboration, security, CAPEX reduction and compliance. This is where cloud computing makes its presence in the enterprise.IT advisory 451 Research highlights this development, with its estimation of approximately 80% of global data center space (by square footage) belonging to enterprises in 2015. It is expected to drop below 75% by 2020 due to migration of workloads from enterprise-owned sites into cloud and co-location facilities. Cloud computing’s inroads into the data center space has been far from exponential—more on the lines of steady year on year growth. Yet, it introduces disruptive build out and service delivery potential to data center ecosystems.

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