The data centres from which cloud services are provided must be scalable, resilient and secure. They should also be tier certified and comply with applicable regulatory requirements.
For data centre operators, meeting these requirements will position them well to take advantage of future opportunities. A hybrid cloud (or any cloud for that matter) creates demand for more data centre space and connectivity to support growth. The challenge for operators is to ensure the quality of their underlying data centre infrastructure enables rather than restricts these opportunities.
A hybrid cloud infrastructure can deliver big benefits to an organisation and big opportunities for operators. However, it is critical that proper planning and research is completed before any adoption takes place.
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