Data centers have always been a point of interconnection – remember “carrier hotels?” Today, thanks to digital transformation (DX), data centers are crucibles for IT modernization, a place where increasingly more powerful hardware can be combined with networking services platforms such as CoreSite’s Open Cloud Exchange® (OCX).
By virtualizing and automating network connection services, the OCX enables an enterprise to efficiently migrate applications, maximize cloud deployment ROI, control operational costs, support remote workers and deliver customer experiences that create competitive advantage.
The Open Cloud Exchange is a software-defined solution built to simplify multicloud and hybrid IT management by virtualizing critical network services. The OCX was originally designed to provide direct connection into the leading, then many, CSPs. Through a cross connect in a CoreSite data center, our customers were (and are able) to take advantage of cloud services without traversing the public Internet. CSPs benefit by not being burdened with managing connectivity for each enterprise.
Of course, we integrated more features as distributed networking became more widespread and more complex. Today, through a single pane of glass, you can connect rapidly and easily interconnect your IT infrastructure to cloud service providers (CSPs), managed IT (SaaS) service providers, network carriers and business partners – in short, your digital ecosystem.
Our most recent enhancements take the OCX’s cloud interconnection capabilities to a new level. Considering that 89% of organizations have a multicloud strategy, and 80% of that group connect multiple public and private clouds1, it’s clear there’s significant value in enhancements specific to this phase in hybrid IT evolution. Here are our latest updates.
Enterprises now run hybrid, multisite and/or multicloud environments – 45% of organizations are using two to three cloud infrastructure providers.2 Reducing complexity is a top priority. For this and other reasons, enterprises turn to colocation, interconnection and the OCX:
Connectivity has bubbled up to the top of decision criteria. Why? Because the right connectivity choices support your cost, security, performance and scalability objectives. But colocation and connectivity services providers are not created equal, so be sure to understand each provider’s offerings and how they fit with your hybrid cloud strategy, objectives and budget.
By partnering with CoreSite and joining the OCX, you can:
We hope to have sparked your interest in the Open Cloud Exchange and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your multicloud strategy.
When you are ready, visit here to download our new e-book, The CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange: An Interconnection Platform to Solve Digital Business Challenges to get even more details on our unique interconnection platform.
1. Flexera 2022 State of the Cloud Report
2. The Information, Trends in Cloud Adoption
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