How distributed cloud will affect data center infrastructures in 2020 and beyond

techrepublic | May 04, 2020

How distributed cloud will affect data center infrastructures in 2020 and beyond
The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic taking place this spring truly demonstrates the value of cloud services combined with remote access to support businesses and workers who can't operate in on-premises environments. Distributed cloud services in particular stand poised to become the true foundation of efficient and well-managed business operations. Distributed cloud, according to Gartner, "is the distribution of public cloud services to different physical locations, while the operation, governance, updates and evolution of the services are the responsibility of the originating public cloud provider."

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Facing the limits of legacy models, modern enterprises are re-architecting IT to solve performance, cost and security problems. By directly interconnecting people, locations, clouds, and data, they can better create new value and growth.

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