Colocation breeds flexibility for cloud providers

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Cloud service providers place a premium value on infrastructural flexibility. These types of enterprises prefer the ability to increase or decrease cloud storage capacity depending on the demands of the marketplace. Colocation solutions are a great way to achieve this wiggle room. Clients can lease as little as one server rack or as much as thousands of square feet in a shared data center.

Dustin Bolander, the vice president of technology at Technology Pointe, an IT firm, recently spoke with The Next Web and said that the cloud has opened up a variety of storage options for businesses.

“Previously when you bought a server, you were trapped within that box,” Dustin Bolander, the vice president of technology at Technology Pointe, an IT firm, told the news outlet. “If the company needed less resources long term, you still had to committed to that capital cost. If you needed more long term solutions, you were stuck making large purchases for more servers. Cloud lets you right size things on a monthly or shorter basis.”

Tech Target reported that decision makers should consider how to best support IT needs when designing a cloud infrastructure. For businesses that would like to expand capacity over the course of several years while keeping budgetary constraints in mind, colocation can be a suitable solution.

 

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