Hybrid IT: make colocation your conduit to the cloud

Every company is different, with its own specific business requirements, goals and budgets. That’s what makes a hybrid IT strategy so compelling. You can combine any number of on-premise and off premise technologies and delivery models, such as colocation, private clouds and public clouds, to create and implement solutions that best meet your company’s unique needs now and in the coming years.

Still, there’s no denying that the cloud is where most businesses want to be — and for good reason. The benefits are numerous, from flexibility and efficiency to cost savings and predictable operating costs. Chances are that in developing a hybrid IT strategy, the cloud will play a significant role in your plans too. But where does that leave your existing hardware, particularly if you’ve made recent investments?

The answer may lie in colocation. Colocation not only provides you with a cost-effective way to continue to make use of your existing IT infrastructure. It also can help you make your transition to the cloud. Keep reading to find out how to make colocation a key component in your overall hybrid IT strategy.