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Hybrid Cloud

High Performance Hybrid & Private Clouds

Whether you need to move workloads off-premises, connect multiple data centres or multiple clouds, or just ensure resiliency to your hybrid-cloud deployments, Digital Realty has the reliable, simple, and secure solutions you need to accelerate your digital transformation journey.

Digital Realty can support your migration with an optimal mix of cloud-enabled and privately-supported applications. Take advantage of Digital Realty's global platform and a robust connected community of service providers to support your hybrid IT strategy now and as your business needs evolve.

Why Choose Hybrid Cloud?

Hybrid cloud solutions provide greater flexibility, scalability, and agility of applications, enabling businesses to reduce costs, drive innovation, and deliver superior customer experiences. Digital Realty's mix of public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions can improve your competitive advantage, maximise your return on investment, and stay ahead of the competition.

Comprehensive Global Solutions for Your Hybrid Cloud Strategy

  • Simplified Hybrid Cloud Connectivity

    With cloud connectivity, global multi-cloud access, and partner support, Digital Realty makes hybrid cloud simple throughout your digital transformation journey.

  • Trustworthy Mission-Critical Infrastructure

    Digital Realty offers private cloud, server hosting, VPS, and UK-dedicated server solutions. Major cloud providers trust Digital Realty with their mission-critical infrastructure. Benefit from low latency connectivity by collocating near cloud computing resources.

  • Extend Your Reach to New Cloud Service Providers and Regions

    Access to new Cloud Service Providers and remote regions across an unparalleled global footprint spanning 32+ metro markets, including Europe-dedicated servers and multi-cloud services.

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    Direct Cloud Access for Latency-Sensitive Requirements

    Provision dedicated connectivity to leading Cloud Service Providers from our Internet Gateway Facilities for latency-sensitive requirements requiring high throughput and security, with fast VPS servers and cloud management software.

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    Multi-Cloud Access through ServiceFabric™ Connect

    Manage your connections to multiple clouds, networks, and partners through a single interface with our multi-cloud connectivity and hybrid infrastructure services.

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    Scalable Infrastructure for Long-Term IT Growth

    Plan for long-term IT growth and evolution by landing and expanding your cloud services from our range of managed cloud, cloud migration, and moving data to the cloud solutions within our Connected Campus environments and replicate your platforms quickly on a global basis.

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    Low Latency Colocation for High-Performance Applications

    IBM’s customers trust Digital Realty to power their highest-performing applications by placing customer deployments near IBM’s computing infrastructure.

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    Hybrid Cloud Case Studies

    • Case Study Highlights

      • Delivered one business interface for ease of doing business, a global, carrier-neutral colocation solution
      • Provided high-speed 100 GB private lines to handle multiple services to and from key locations
      • SD-WAN connectivity options
      • Eliminated “single point of failure” network architecture

      AT&T and Digital Realty have partnered with us to design, build and deploy an enhanced global network backbone that will improve our business agility and service to our customers now and in the future. Without the expertise of each company, we'd be hard-pressed to upgrade our infrastructure at this scale or this speed.

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    • Case Study Highlights

      • Enabled faster and redundant deployment and scalability
      • Decreased latency to less than 1.5 milliseconds
      • Industry-leading connectivity with 55.4X better throughput speeds
      • Expanded global footprint with nearly unlimited growth

      Proximity to our customers is crucial to driving innovation and improving a better end user experience. We turned to Digital Realty to assist us in our international expansion efforts because their facilities gave us a way to rapidly deploy and get our data centre operations live quickly.

      Francisco Romero Chief Operating Officer, IBM Cloud
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    Is colocation the same as cloud?

    The short answer is no, colocation and cloud are not the same. Colocation involves renting physical space within a data centre to house your servers, storage, and networking equipment, whilst cloud computing allows you to access computing resources over the internet without having to manage the underlying infrastructure.

    While both options can provide benefits, such as increased security and scalability, they differ in their cost structures and level of control. It's important to understand the differences between colocation and cloud computing to determine which option is best suited for your business needs.

    What are the main benefits of migrating to the Cloud?

    Migrating to the cloud offers numerous benefits for businesses of all sizes, including increased agility, scalability, and cost-efficiency.

    By moving data, applications, and infrastructure to the cloud, businesses can reduce their capital expenses on hardware and IT staff, whilst improving their ability to respond quickly to changing market conditions. Cloud computing also allows for greater collaboration and accessibility, as employees can access data and applications from anywhere with an internet connection. Additionally, cloud providers offer advanced security features, such as data encryption and identity management, which can improve overall data security and compliance. Overall, migrating to the cloud can help businesses stay competitive, streamline operations, and drive innovation.

    What type of Cloud migration is available?

    There are three main types of cloud migration available:

    1. Lift and Shift Migration - also known as rehosting, involves moving existing applications and workloads to the cloud without making any changes to them. This method can be completed quickly and is the least disruptive to operations.
    2. Application Refactoring Migration - also known as re-architecting, involves making significant changes to the application architecture and code to optimise it for the cloud environment. This method can provide greater benefits but also requires more time and resources.
    3. Cloud Native Migration - also known as rebuilding, involves building entirely new applications that are designed to run specifically on the cloud. This method can offer the most benefits, but it also requires a significant investment in time and resources.

    Each type of cloud migration has its advantages and disadvantages, and the best approach will depend on the specific needs and goals of your business. Working with a trusted cloud migration partner can help you determine the best approach and ensure a successful migration.

    Is an organisation’s data at greater risk in the cloud than on-premise?

    An organisation's data may not necessarily be at greater risk in the cloud than on-premise. Many cloud providers offer advanced security measures and compliance certifications to ensure the safety of their customers' data.

    However, it is important to note that the security of data in the cloud largely depends on how the cloud service is configured and managed by the organisation. With proper security measures and best practices in place, such as strong access controls, encryption, and regular backups, an organisation's data can be just as secure in the cloud as it is on-premise. It is also important to work with a reputable and trustworthy cloud provider with a strong track record of security and compliance.

    Overall, the security of an organisation's data in the cloud should not be taken lightly, but with proper precautions and due diligence, the cloud can be a safe and secure option for data storage and management.

    What is hybrid cloud?

    Hybrid cloud is a computing environment that combines the benefits of both public and private clouds.

    In a hybrid cloud, some data and applications are stored in a public cloud, whilst others are stored in a private cloud or on-premise infrastructure. This allows organisations to take advantage of the scalability and cost-effectiveness of public clouds whilst maintaining control over sensitive data and critical applications that require more security and customisation. Hybrid cloud also enables seamless migration between different cloud environments, providing flexibility and agility in responding to changing business needs. With the right strategy and implementation, hybrid cloud can offer organisations the best of both worlds and drive digital transformation.

    Digital Realty provides hybrid cloud technology, hybrid cloud colocation, and hybrid cloud hosting services.

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