Data Center operators are no strangers to dealing with the pressures of a changing environment. New technologies, applications and architectures will always arise to shake things up. It’s how they respond that will differentiate those that flourish and prosper from those whose ongoing viability will be jeopardized. Today’s changes are no exception. The explosive growth in network traffic - both within and between data centers - will reach unprecedented levels. Cloud-based services and distributed databases and functions will push networks to their limits. Applications and architectures are increasingly dependent on effective network design and performance to meet service level goals. Connectivity infrastructure will be tested, as will MTDC and hosting providers’ ability to innovate and invest. This trend is shining the spotlight on data center operators, especially colocation companies, who need good visibility, control and processes to deal with fast growing, complex and often dynamic networks.
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Strategies exist that data centers and colocation providers can employ to thrive in this kinetic environment. These strategies revolve around connectivity. New connectivity products and services, such as Enterprise Connectivity, Disaster Recovery and Ecosystem Peering, are fast finding their way into providers’ service portfolios. While exciting, efficient network operation and quality service are required to successfully offer these new products. A central database is the key, as that is the cornerstone for enabling the planning, managing and integration of used resources in the data center and the network infrastructure. Learn how to use such a database to standardize infrastructures, ensure efficient change processes and secure maintenance and operation of your MTDC or colocation center.