Cloud vs Colocation: Which is right for your business?

Choosing the right server infrastructure is crucial to business success. Yet with the trend towards cloud adoption accelerating, the IT infrastructure landscape for large corporate organisations is undergoing a major transformation. “In fact, recent research from 451 Research’s ‘Market monitor: Cloud Computing, Q1 2016’ report shows that in the UK, cloud is set to grow by 22%, with colocation also on the rise, albeit it single figure growth of 9%.” This opens up a debate about which is the best direction to take your business technology in 2016 and beyond.

The two key strategies for those moving away from on-premises datacentres include the more traditional colocation or the increasingly popular virtualised cloud route. Both can provide suitable solutions and getting it right can provide major opportunities for your IT infrastructure to help achieve your business objectives – from improving the effectiveness of staff and customer service, to getting the best value from your budget.

Of course there are many options, especially with the advent of hybrid IT. This whitepaper takes
a look at the typical first steps in the outsourcing journey