Legacy applications often require refactoring in order to run in a public cloud environment, which can be costly, time-consuming, and risky to the businesses that rely on them.
As a result, IT leaders are finding that what makes the most sense is to keep these applications in an on-premises data center or private cloud, where they can run on technologies already in use, and be managed by existing teams who expert in those technologies.
Here are two examples:
- Critical applications frequently come with strict requirements for performance, availability, and data sovereignty, which not all public cloud providers are prepared to meet. As a result, these types of organizations are often better served by local data center facilities with dedicated IT staff to oversee operations.
- High-density applications, such as those used for artificial intelligence and machine learning, create compute-intensive workloads that require high-density racks. Because public cloud provider fees for using GPUs or other specialized hardware accelerators common with these types of applications, colocation is often a more cost-effective alternative.
Hybrid cloud architecture provides the flexibility IT leaders need to allow application workload requirements to determine where they should run. As more organizations move toward this hybrid cloud approach, multi-tenant data center providers are poised to acquire new tenants, as well win back tenants who might have been lost to public cloud providers in the past.
Success lies in finding ways to help tenants improve efficiencies between public and private cloud workloads while controlling costs and meeting SLAs. Fortunately, Panduit converged infrastructure solutions can help. They reduce time to production for tenants by up to 80% by using pre-configured solutions that arrive fully tested, validated, and ready to rack and roll.
Colocation providers must now prepare to accommodate the uptick in tenants due to the popularity of hybrid cloud models. Read our new eBook, Three Key Considerations for Colocation Providers, to learn more about the considerations impacting business opportunities in a post-pandemic world, and why a physical infrastructure that can keep pace with changing business requirements is key to multi-tenant data center success.