Best practices of cloud-based co-location in 5 industries
By Carol Ko 13-Mar-2012
How can cloud-based co-location help mitigate the risks including failures in security, network and power supply?
Smith: Self-provisioning, automation and resource pooling are key value propositions of cloud computing.
Co-location coupled with cloud can help mitigate the risks by ensuring 100% availability and protection of organizations' mission-critical IT infrastructure that is supported by 24/7 onsite customer service.
For example, the Savvis VPDC service offering is an enterprise class solution that allows customers to self provision a multi-tier cloud infrastructure together with its associated data center assets without human interventions -- a software company can spin up a three-tier hardware arch with firewall and load balances without having to make a trip down, through Savvis' portal.
Mark Smith, managing director of Savvis Asia, is responsible for building Savvis' IT services and cloud computing business within Asia Pacific and Japan. Savvis is a CenturyLink company.