Access to on-demand subscription-based infrastructure models provides much-needed flexibility and enables greater innovation.
Enterprises are turning to virtual infrastructure solutions to keep digital transformation initiatives moving in spite of supply chain challenges. Virtual IT solutions can be set up in a matter of minutes, with no need to wait for hardware to become available, and no logistical shipping challenges.
Adopting software as a service (SaaS) also spurs rapid innovation with best-in-class solutions that are already built. This helps businesses open up new revenue streams to create competitive advantage and help future-proof their business.
According to the Equinix 2022 Global Tech Trends Survey, 62 per cent of IT decision-makers view a shortage of IT skills as one of the main threats to their business.
Dedicated access to on-demand compute, storage and networking helps enterprises to: Manage unpredictable business costs Reduce data centre footprint. Leverage modern cloud services. Shift CAPEX to OPEX to improve efficiencies and unlock trapped capital with a change to flexible models.
Reduce risk ensure low-latency, high-performance digital services through API-driven collaboration, directly connecting to commercial partners in strategic locations. Adapt to elastic and burst demands on multi cloud workflows.
Reduce reliance on hard-to-find talent streamline hybrid cloud infrastructure deployment. Directly connect public and private clouds securely and efficiently. Choose physical and/or virtual build options across network, compute and storage.
Combine dedicated compute with multi cloud access a hybrid cloud infrastructure (HCI) combined with software-defined networking solutions can provide the agility and scalability of the public cloud while reducing costs and increasing security.
The benefits of a hybrid cloud infrastructure are highlighted in an Equinix ‘Leaders’ Guide to Digital Infrastructure’ report that found 30–40 per cent operational savings. Businesses reduced costs by eliminating cloud connectivity overhead and shifting fixed CAPEX to flexible OPEX models.
Eighty per cent performance improvement with purpose-built, workload-optimised HCI provides significant performance advantages over generic virtualised infrastructure—at a reduced cost. 5–10x reduced deployment time and leaders achieved faster deployment through automated digital infrastructure provisioning.
IT decision-makers who say their business is moving toward an XaaS model cite the key reasons for its attraction as being how it simplifies IT infrastructure (65 per cent), the belief it is more flexible (56 per cent), and that it improves user experience (54 per cent).