Data Center

Intent-based Networking for CDN and Hybrid Cloud Connectivity

by asardell ‎07-17-2017 12:58 PM - edited ‎07-18-2017 07:16 AM (6,474 Views)

In earlier blogs, we have gone over the importance of automation for colocation providers, particularly Internet exchanges and especially those who are offering cloud based services to their customers.

 

Here, we’re going to look at a slightly more complex use case involving a content delivery network (CDN) that can differentiate between the different content types that are delivered. 

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A Hybrid Cloud Connectivity Template for Colocation Providers

by asardell ‎06-01-2017 07:15 AM - edited ‎08-17-2017 09:17 PM (9,948 Views)

In the last couple of months, we’ve explored how colocation facilities (Colo), especially those that provide Internet Exchange (IXP), can enhance their service offerings for hybrid cloud connectivity.

 

Here, we'll look at prerequisites for creating enterprise hybrid clouds that include multiple Cloud Service Providers (CSP), and connection options both inside and outside the Colo. This allows colocation service providers to be a viable option in a cloud-centric world, meeting the needs of cloud-first, Mode 2 enterprises, as outlined in the Gartner report entitled, Four Strategies for Colocation Technology Product Management.

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Internet and Cloud Exchanges: Become Trusted Advisors for Your Enterprise Customers

by asardell ‎05-15-2017 06:49 AM - edited ‎05-24-2017 02:31 PM (9,307 Views)

According to IDC, worldwide spending on public cloud services is expected to grow from USD 96.5 billion in 2016 to more than USD 195 billion in 2020. And Gartner points out that the worldwide public cloud services market will grow 18% in 2017

 

As an Internet or Cloud Exchange Provider (IXP/CXP), you can become a trusted advisor to your enterprise customers (and ultimately your CSP ones as well) by being conversant in the issues of where best to place application workloads.

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