Big data creates a variety of operational challenges that can be overcome, to some degree, by implementing colocation solutions that enable flexibility and scalability in the enterprise IT department.
Flexibility is critical in big data plans, to a great extent, because big data operations vary substantially from one organization to another. A recent Forbes report explained that big data has been purposely given a broad definition that lacks a clear definition because the breadth of the term leaves room for organizations to adjust operations based on their specific big data needs.
The problem with this setup, according to the news source, is that many marketers take advantage of the broad nature of big data to use the term in ways that do not benefit businesses. As a result, it is easy for organizations to end up in a big data setup that does not properly match their needs.
Colocation solutions overcome this problem by giving organizations the flexibility and scalability they need to adjust their IT systems as needed. As a result, they are equipped to adjust how they interpret big data based on the operational needs that emerge as big data deployments evolve.