In earlier blogs, we have gone over the importance of automation for colocation providers, particularly Internet exchanges and especially those who are offering cloud based services to their customers.
Here, we’re going to look at a slightly more complex use case involving a content delivery network (CDN) that can differentiate between the different content types that are delivered.
In the last couple of months, we’ve explored how colocation facilities (Colo), especially those that provide Internet Exchange (IXP), can enhance their service offerings for hybrid cloud connectivity. Here, we'll look at prerequisites for creating enterprise hybrid clouds that include multiple Cloud Service Providers (CSP), and connection options both inside and outside the Colo.
According to IDC, worldwide spending on public cloud services is expected to grow from USD 96.5 billion in 2016 to more than USD 195 billion in 2020. And Gartner points out that the worldwide public cloud services market will grow 18% in 2017.
As an Internet or Cloud Exchange Provider (IXP/CXP), you can become a trusted advisor to your enterprise customers (and ultimately your CSP ones as well) by being conversant in the issues of where best to place application workloads.