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New technologies drive enterprise IT cost pressures

Enterprises under constant pressure to reduce the costs of IT, yet at the same time their IT needs are only increasing. Traditional enterprise workloads, such as databases and ERP systems are put under more load as business fully digitise. New, highly strategic workloads such as big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning create whole new demands which have to be accomodated.

The virtualisation technology that underpins the majority of these workloads introduces significant performance overheads. This either necessitates major over-investment in physical infrastructure, or having to maintain specific workloads on bare-metal, with associated reduced manageability and resilience.

Simply adding more servers and storage to a datacenter in the hope of chasing Moore’s Law is no longer seen as an option. Instead, enterprises have to increase efficiency and flexibility. In many cases, public cloud infrastructure such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Engine are seen as the obvious way to go. However the hidden costs of guaranteeing performance in the public cloud often leads to an uncontrollable TCO - leading to disruptive reversals of cloud migrations.

What if there was a way for MSPs and datacenter operators to offer their enterprise customers a cost-effective way to host demanding workloads with guaranteed high performance at a fraction of the cost of the mainstream public cloud operators?

This whitepaper looks at the ways MSPs can utilise Sunlight technology to offer value-added high performance services to their customers.

Author:

Kosten Metreweli

Chief Strategy Officer

Date: 01/08/2020

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