Top 5 Interconnectivity Considerations to Keep a Competitive Edge in a Digital Market

With digital modernization in full swing, learn how physical infrastructure, the data center, and the interconnectivity requirements are keeping up with new market demands


In the technology space, leaders in the cloud and data center communities raced to ensure that users had the digital tools they needed to succeed. The result? More modernization efforts, more reliance on digital infrastructure, and more deployments of colocation, hyperscale, and even cloud architecture.


However, the link that ties them all together is interconnectivity.


But unlike the digital booms and connectivity requirements of the past, something feels different today. A recent report from ReportLinker indicates that the global data center market size has witnessed a significant boost since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. The demand for data centers has increased because of the increased access to internet-related services aided by nationwide lockdowns imposed by governments worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased internet traffic by between 25% and 30% during the initial lockdown period (March-April) worldwide, which is 10X times the average growth (~3% per month).


Many of these new connectivity requirements persist today. The bottom line is this: unlike in the past, we persistently rely on our ability to connect. This special report will review the industry's Top 5 Interconnectivity Considerations to help leading data center and cloud organizations maintain a competitive edge in a connected economy. Further, this paper will explore new interconnectivity topics, including edge orchestration, interconnectivity automation, innovations in connectivity, and how interconnectivity can be a sustainable form of digital interaction.