Increasingly, enterprises are leveraging hybrid IT to manage their enterprise resources and assets in the cloud, alongside their on-premises and colocation infrastructures. And with the expansion of hybrid IT in digital business, companies’ reliance and expectations around interconnection are also expanding.
We propose that topology, technology and design all favor building a digital business solution using colocation-based, programmable networking, which we will call ‘data center interconnect fabric,’ allowing dynamic interconnection between enterprise peers, cloud providers, communications providers and a growing marketplace of service providers.
By leveraging optimized solutions, such as an Interconnection Oriented Architecture™, companies can benefit from digital platform strategies built on cloud and data analytics that accelerate business innovation, velocity and agility.
This 451 Research roadmap for updating network architecture helps enterprises and vendors to meet the requirements of modern hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and mobile environments.
To drive growth in today’s digital economy, organizations must re-architect IT, interconnecting key service providers and end users at the point of engagement – the edge.