The Record Issue 13: Summer 2019

42 www. t e c h n o l o g y r e c o r d . c om One of the biggest challenges IT professionals have right now is ineffective storage management. As data volumes continue to increase with large percentages of data that’s inactive, IT budgets keep increasing to meet the demand, putting a fiscal strain on organisations. Cloud- based storage allows IT to reduce on- premises infrastructure and shift the load of purchasing, troubleshooting and other maintenance to cloud service providers. This creates an opportunity for IT to provide higher value services to organisations, rather than being relegated to data centre duties. With the right platform, IT can determine the right kind of storage for different types of data, maximising their value to the organisation by minimising expensive primary storage costs and providing a full range of services, such as back-up, recovery, archiving and more that address compliance regulations and data protection needs that are critical to today’s organisations.” Geoff Bourgeois CEO, HubStor “As companies increasingly leverage cloud-based services, they are starting to see the importance and possibilities of connecting their cloud platforms and IT environments. This means that service providers need to expand their portfolio and ensure interconnection between their customers’ private (and often on-premises) IT infrastructure and public cloud to stay competitive. A neutral colocation data centre like Interxion is key in helping service providers do just that. By placing its customers in the same data centre as hyperscale cloud platforms and local cloud solutions and leveraging Interxion’s Cloud Connect service for direct and private connections to multiple cloud platforms, service providers can easily move their customers’ data between local systems and clouds. This enables service providers to maintain control of their customers’ data end-to-end.” COV E R S TOR Y Jelle Frank van der Zwet Director of IT Service Providers at Interxion