Currently the demand for cloud comes from IaaS, SaaS, small startups and legacy companies, said Logicalis' Mobach. Various industries are looking to make the transition, including the health care, financial and e-commerce sectors, as well as traditional manufacturers, said Mobach.
"We see cloud demand come from a variety of companies that are drawn to cloud performance because they don't want to invest in expensive hardware and data centers," said Mobach. "Businesses are getting some help for the operational side and [looking to] offset their IT manpower so they can be able to concentrate on what IT should be doing, which is working with the business and making it more successful instead of doing break-fix types all day, which can be leveraged by companies like us."
As customers require more bandwidth, it is essential to be able to supply it to them, said Mobach.
"It's the key ingredient for more power and success," said Mobach. "Our customers want some sort of recovery and failover form; they want to replicate if the data center fails, for one reason. There will be a backup recovery, and in order to replicate data, you need a lot of bandwidth."
Although Logicalis deploys both private and public cloud, in 2014 customers can look for more public cloud offerings from the company with built-in capabilities as well as an increased footprint in Asia and Europe, said Mobach.
"Planned for next year, Logicalis will start moving with IO in Singapore for a fourth point of connectivity to Asian customers in the Pacific Rim area," said Mobach.
PUBLISHED JAN. 17, 2013