CIOs and the New Service Provider: What You Need to Know

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Network and data center outages – whether man made or due to a force of nature – are inevitable. When that happens, cloud services can be our best friend. Look for a service provider that offers replicated VM and storage services for immediate access if the primary location is unavailable, to save your organization stress and aggravation, not to mention money and lost productivity, in the event of an outage. A business impact analysis will help justify the added expenditure for protection.

The explosion of new services combining cloud and network services is being delivered by a mix of "new service providers" emerging from the ranks of established telecommunications firms like AT&T, data center infrastructure providers like Equinix and unexpected firms like Google and the NYSE. Recent moves by business giants HP, Oracle and IBM demonstrate that they are also trying to transform themselves into cloud providers using the full suite of technology they’ve amassed over the decades. If your organization is in the market for cloud services, you’ve got a number of options. Ciena, the network specialist, has identified seven points that CIOs need to consider.

 

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