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Colocation cloud connectivity solutions have been designed with a variety of use cases and challenges in mind. Each solution has its own strengths; but characteristics of security, flexibility and agility, and features such as API enablement and sub-60-second configuration changes are obtainable.

-Bob Gill, Lisa Pierce & Ross Winser, Gartner Analysts


Gartner - Colocation Cloud Interconnection Requires a Purposeful, Planned Approach

Colocation facilities now offer a range of options to enable organizations to connect to cloud. To benefit from these solutions, I&O leaders must revisit their selection and implementation processes.


Infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for building and sustaining dependable infrastructure should:
The strategic importance of cloud connectivity means new considerations must be included in colocation selection processes.
Unpredictable cloud usage will increase the importance of infrastructure agility and ongoing optimization.
Cloud interconnection solutions can quickly become critical production infrastructure, introducing additional resilience planning requirements.

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