Colovore CTO, Peter Harrison, authored “Clouds, Cores and Colo: The EC2 Tipping Point” on SDxCentral.
The cloud provides companies with access to storage on-demand, cost-saving opportunities and flexibility. When the ability to rent operating systems and associated hardware was first introduced, it sent shock waves through the vendor community, which feared the buying power of new cloud giants eroding their margins. They reacted by providing more generous leasing options for their equipment. Now, public cloud providers excel at creating standardized virtualized instances. But, in some cases, this isn’t always ideal for the consumer who needs a variety of custom options.