‘Cloud Repatriation’ refers to moving workloads or applications from a Public Cloud to a Private Cloud. This trend is perceived by some as an indicator of declining interest in Public Cloud services and moving towards Private Cloud Computing. On the other hand, some people suggest redefining the notion of repatriation to accurately reflect the dynamic nature of IT services in today’s digital world - workload mobility.
The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed a wave of changes that have redefined normalcy in several walks of life - from work styles to entertainment, education, shopping, and much more. Digital has become the “new normal” for customers, and businesses of all sizes had to accelerate their digitisation efforts by as much as 3 to 4 years, to remain competitive.
There are just over 7.2 million Data Centers across the world today. Data Centre capacity has expanded in every single geographic location, catering to a mega-growth architecture that supports smart devices. Yet, technical staff is notoriously difficult to find for these service providers. With more education and training required on-the-job, a wider pool of diverse talent will be needed by 2025. The resourcing skew is coupled with a demand that primarily rises from Cloud and Colocation Data Centers.
Cloud technology is riding the digitisation wave through business process transformation. Corporations have increasingly embraced the Cloud platform realising its pivotal role in day-to-day operations.
Within the gamut of Cloud ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning lies the SAP Cloud Platform or SCP. It is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) product that renders a development and runtime environment for Cloud applications. Using open-source and open standards, SCP enables software vendors, startups and developers to create and test HANA-based Cloud applications.
Before the pandemic, the conventional systems called for physical offices that were critical to culture, productivity and security. But, COVID-19 pushed every sector into a virtual working environment that delivered mixed results at best. As the third year of volatility continues, enterprises are beginning to tentatively reopen their workspaces, adapting to a hybrid model.
If the past two years are evidence of anything, it is that the data never sleeps. Right from 2020, we have seen a surge of connectivity, user distribution, and a deeper focus on systems that keep running round the clock: Data Centers.
Colocation in itself is not sufficient for a complete digital transformation. The entire functionality is now dependent on a host of services. Business owners may have difficulty accessing data due to security breaches, disasters, or decentralised networks that disrupt business continuity. A multitude of supplementary activities, therefore, need to be taken that ensure your remote workforce has uncontested data availability.
As the pandemic slows its pace after two long years, businesses now find themselves entering an era where digitisation practices need to realign with the enterprise goals. With remote workforce and distributed data becoming the new normal, the requirement for a robust information ecosystem has taken centre stage. Today, every engagement, collaboration, and process generates voluminous data that needs to be readily accessible and secured simultaneously.
Choosing a Colocation Data Center provider requires balancing many different priorities. With businesses starting to understand the dynamism of what can be done with data, they are moving from existing resources to well-equipped Data Centers that measure up to their IT infrastructure requirements.
Edge infrastructure is now being aggressively developed across Data Centers to bring computing as close to the source of data as possible. Strong business benefits have been accrued with each successful deployment, such as improved response times, faster insights, and better bandwidth availability. While the Cloud distributed infrastructure needs data to transverse over a long network, Edge computing offers a more efficient alternative by processing the data where it is created.