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Hand in Hand: Colocation and Cloud Connectivity

January 14, 2015

Over the last few years, cloud adoption has soared to unprecedented heights. Its widespread acceptance can be attributed to a number of trends, including a growing volume of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, business and government entities placing more of their mission-critical workloads into the cloud, and the growing need for businesses to connect to customers no matter where they are located.

The growth in cloud-based deployments is further compounded thanks to cloud technology’s ability to optimize users’ application performance, to enable faster service and data delivery, and to improve overall operational efficiencies. The numbers speak for themselves. According to a recent report by research, analysis and advisory firm IDC, the global cloud market is predicted to top $118 billion in 2015. Furthermore, experts estimate that 76 percent of data center traffic will be cloud traffic by 2018.

As the telecommunications industry continues to evolve, it becomes necessary for leaders to develop and shape the changing industry landscape to enhance the way we connect around the world.PTC’15: Networked Planet, the Pacific Telecommunications Council event taking place January 18-21, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii, creates such an opportunity.

With over 1,500 registered attendees, PTC’15 is a global telecommunications event, serving as a springboard for global telecommunications industry participants to forge new relationships, build upon existing partnerships, and learn from the insights and experiences of fellow attendees. The conference provides attendees an effective platform to share ideas and perceptions of the evolving market as we venture into a new year filled with innovative technologies, including next-generation networking, core data transport, machine-to-machine, social networking, distributed big data, distributed queries, and the IoT. The PTC’15 program will also examine submarine cables; satellite networks; terrestrial and mobile services and their new applications; and new strategies for global and regional network service providers as well as the over-the-top (OTT) players they are enabling.

As the need for reliable, efficient cloud connectivity grows, organizations are increasingly turning to carrier-neutral data center and colocation providers with expanding digital ecosystems capable of sustaining their business agility, efficiency and future growth. With a multitude of service, connectivity and vendor options, these ecosystems offer businesses optimal flexibility as well as a one-stop shop for virtually all of their cloud connectivity needs.

Companies including Digital Realty will be at PTC’15 to join the conversation. During the conference, the company’s general manager of colocation & connectivity, John Sarkis, will participate on the panelData Center Interconnection, taking place Monday, January 19 from 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM in South Pacific 2.

John Sarkis will join a group of data center experts to explore how data center and fiber operators and equipment providers are collaborating to meet increased demand for interconnectivity in today’s dynamic marketplace. The session will also explore the driving forces behind interconnection, including the proliferation of bandwidth-intensive applications, social media, gaming and video streaming, and why interconnection has grown to become a critical component in the data center ecosystem. Lastly, the panelists will discuss how data center providers are creating a dense ecosystem of content delivery networks, cloud service providers, hosting providers, Internet service providers (ISPs) and private backbones within their facilities to enable seamless and efficient interconnectivity.

To schedule a meeting with Digital Realty at PTC’15, click here.

– Pamela Garibaldi, Vice President of Marketing



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