Guest Column Highlighting Thought Leadership in the Data Center

Leading IT organizations are realizing that it can be easier to consume quality infrastructure from vendors than to build out more and more assets into their own data centers.
This isn’t a slight to the work that enterprise IT organizations have done over the past few decades. It’s simply a function of the fact that high-performing, reliable infrastructure is most efficient at scale, and the demand for these services is being better met with each passing day.

So, what are world-class IT organizations doing? They are getting out of the infrastructure business. While wholesale outsourcing of infrastructure still presents a host of challenges, most IT departments are now using Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for at least some of their applications. But the choice to outsource infrastructure to the cloud quickly leads to another question, “Can I trust my mission-critical applications to the cloud?” Read more.