As one of the most essential commodities in the world1, and one that the World Economic Forum estimates to have an untapped economic value of 100 trillion USD, data presents unparalleled opportunities for enterprise businesses. It is estimated that by as early as 2025, 463 exabytes of data will be created daily (1 exabyte = 1 million terabytes2 = 1 billion gigabytes)—the equivalent of 212,765,957 DVDs per day.
However, these opportunities can sometimes be hindered by logistics. The explosion in the volume of data, coupled with the increasing need to process and exchange data more quickly and efficiently, means enterprises of all sizes need to think carefully about where their data is located and how it can be accessed. They must also continually monitor and re-evaluate their systems to ensure compliance, security, and performance requirements are met.
To accommodate these factors while tapping into the value of data and driving innovation, more enterprises are moving toward decentralized infrastructure models that can meet global coverage, control, capacity, and connectivity needs. Public cloud environments provide one solution to handling large quantities of data and facilitating multiple access points. However, there are some common potential challenges businesses may encounter when using these platforms, such as data privacy, variations in legislation, and charges for moving data.
So how can enterprises overcome these obstacles while maintaining control of their data and reaping the benefits of a multi-cloud ecosystem?
This is where Hybrid IT solutions come in.
We are living in a world that’s driven by data. As it continues to explode in volume, velocity, and value, enterprises are racing to implement Hybrid IT models to address the performance of their data and unlock trapped value, all while ensuring stringent compliance standards in a constantly evolving regulatory environment.
As the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions, as well as the creator of PlatformDIGITAL®, a global data center platform designed to host critical infrastructure and interconnect digital ecosystems, Digital Realty is at the forefront of Hybrid IT. Currently serving 4,000+ customers, 1,300+ network service providers, and 1,100+ cloud and IT providers, we offer the data meeting place where a growing community can come together both locally and globally to connect with customers and partners.