Andrew Gilbert, Managing Director of Node4, said, “We’re seeing rapid levels of new entrants to the cloud computing marketplace at the moment and as a result, the choice is vast. However, what is important is that any solution is matched by adequate connectivity that allows the cloud platform to perform at optimum levels. The cloud delivers a large quantity of business benefits but connectivity is one of the essential building blocks needed to make sure these benefits are delivered. Approaching a trusted supplier that will be active in the planning process and assess the demands of each cloud application will help to implement a cloud solution smoothly.”
Connectivity shouldn’t be a ‘one size fits all’ solution. Instead, it should focus on the demands from current services as well as giving the flexibility to help customers upgrade and therefore future-proof their businesses with a robust connectivity solution.
Andrew continued, “Making sure that a business’ requirements are matched by the right level of reliability is also an aspect of business continuity. Where 100% guaranteed uptime is essential, the business should be working with a provider who offers a secure infrastructure replicated across two or more sites and as such the connectivity should also be delivered to both sites using different providers.