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Cloud’s earliest adopters were told - and sold - the benefits of shifting most of their workloads into a single cloud platform. But it is fair to say many enterprises now would be wary or uncomfortable with that degree of lock-in, not least because of the difficulties involved in moving everything in.

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Deploying a multi-site Direct Connection solution traditionally involves multiple parties across the data centre, network and infrastructure. By leveraging flexible colocation offerings in Sydney and in Melbourne, combined with diverse inter-data centre network connectivity options, you can reap a range of benefits.

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Why the wrong colocation strategy can compromise your cloud investment

  • 16 October 2017
  • Gareth Cleeves
  • Cloud Services
  • Managed Services
  • Data Centre

If it seems like everybody is moving to the cloud, that’s probably because they are: spending on public-cloud services will grow by 18 percent this year alone, according to Gartner. Finding the right combination of models depends on the unique characteristics of the business, as well as on your short-term and long-term growth goals.

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Cages physically separate a company’s servers from others in the data centre, and allow companies to add other equipment, such as a desk to support onsite workers. Yet cages aren’t for everybody: despite their strength, data cages take up large amounts of precious data centre real estate.

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You already know colocation is a great way to save yourself the headaches of providing top-tier communications, cooling, power conditioning and the other things that a modern data centre needs. But what do you do when you need to reroute a network cable, physically restart a server or hot-swap a failed hard drive?

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