Data centers integral to successful digital transformation strategy.

Data Centers Integral to Successful Digital Transformation Strategy

Digital transformation has gotten a lot of attention. It involves not just the implementation of new technologies, but the alteration of business processes and models to fully leverage those technologies. This enables organizations to gain unprecedented levels of productivity, enhance customer experience, drive innovation and create competitive advantages.

According to research firm IDC, by 2020, 60% of the top manufacturers will rely on digital platforms that enhance their investments in ecosystems and experiences and support as 30% of their overall revenue.

A recent white paper issued by the Center for Global Enterprise, entitled Digital Supply Chains: A Frontside Flip, discussed how forward-looking companies are re-thinking and transforming their supply chains as they see new digital technologies and organizational models coming to the forefront of business. An enterprise-wide digital supply chain can lead to a 20% reduction of procurement costs, a 50% reduction in supply chain costs, and an increase in revenue of 10%.

The digital transformation means a data center transformation

Digital transformation is changing the nature of the data center, and new technologies are constantly placing new demand on data centers and data center services.

Aging data center facilities lack the capacity and scalability to support rapidly changing technology demands, Power and cooling costs continue to increase, further straining budgets. Digital transformation starts with data center transformation to ensure the right foundation is in place.

According to IDC, the average US data center is 12 years old, I believe this is not much different in the rest of the World. These facilities simply weren’t designed for today’s high-density environments, with large numbers of servers, platforms like Open Compute and ever-increasing space, power and cooling requirements.

Finding the right data center partner for your digital transformation
In a nutshell our experience is that enterprises are looking for a service provider who can deliver security, reliability, cloud interconnections and flexible services that enables them to quickly expand their digital capabilities without major capital investment.

We defined a couple of data center must haves:
– Commercial flexibility, the ability to scale your IT requirements up or down depending on your needs;
Security: the protection of your data is the most important. Your data center suppliers should offer physical security as well have all certifications in place (at least ISO27001) to safeguard your assets;
Connectivity: limitless bandwidth to connect to your eco-system;

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